What are head lice?
Head lice only live on human beings. They can be spread quickly by using the hat, comb, or brush of an infected person. The nits (eggs) normally hatch into lice within one week. Your child probably has lice if:
- The nits (white eggs) are firmly attached to hairs. Unlike dandruff, nits can’t be shaken off.
- There are gray bugs (lice) in the hair approximately 1/16 inch long. They move quickly, and are difficult to see.
- Your child’s scalp itches and has a rash.
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