Know The Warning Signs & Remedies for Head Lice
Head lice are tiny, parasitic insects found on the heads of children and adults. Lice infestations are common among school-age children and people who live with the children. Head lice spread from direct contact, such as head-to-head. Indirect contact, such as sharing hats and scarves, is unlikely to spread lice. Both nymphs and mature adult lice can't fly or hop but crawl. An infestation isn't linked to or a reflection of personal health or hygiene. If you suspect you or your child has a head lice infestation, schedule a visit with your dermatologist before starting at-home treatments. Many people mistake dandruff, hair product residue, and dead or empty nits as an active infestation.