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Pesky pests: Tips and tricks for dealing with head lice
It’s the time of the year again that we tend to see an increase of reported cases of head lice. We hope that you find the following information helpful to prevent having to deal with these pesky pests:
- Head lice are a nuisance, but not a health hazard.
- Anyone can get head lice & people do not get head lice because they are not clean.
- Children often get lice because they are frequently in head-to-head contact with other children. Lice can be easily passed from child to child, child to adult, adult to adult.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR:
- Head lice are tiny, flat insects. They cannot jump or fly, but they can crawl quickly. They are 1-2 mm long, greyish-white in color & hard to see.
- An adult female louse (adult lice) can lay hundreds of eggs. The very tiny eggs, called nits, are half the size of a pinhead. They look like dandruff, and are firmly glued to the hair close to the scalp and cannot be flicked off. Head lice do not live long and their eggs hatch near the warm scalp in 7 to 10 days.
- Itching and scratching are common signs of head lice; however there may be no symptoms at all. Since other scalp conditions also cause itching, the best way to check for lice is to look for nits. If you find nits, act quickly.
HOW TO GET RID OF LICE
- If you find lice or nits, Pharmaceutical treatment shampoo or crème rinse is the best method for getting rid of lice.
- The most important step towards successful treatment is to REMOVE ALL THE NITS.
- It’s not necessary to treat someone just because they have been exposed to lice. Treat only those who actually have live lice.