Are you wondering how to spot head lice? It’s important to spot them as soon as possible so you can get treatment for them before they spread to others. Plus, no one wants to deal with the itching caused by lice any longer than absolutely necessary!
We’ll tell you how to check for lice on another person. It’s difficult to check yourself for lice because it’s hard to see your own scalp well, even with a mirror, so if you think you may have lice, it’s better to ask another person to check your head for you. If one person in your home has lice, everyone living in the home should be checked, because they are very contagious and spread easily in the home setting.
You can visit a doctor to be checked for lice, but that’s usually not necessary. It’s easy enough for someone with no medical experience to examine someone for lice. If you have questions, though, ask your doctor for more information about how to spot head lice.
All you need to check for lice is good lighting, a fine-toothed comb and some time. It can take a while to check thoroughly, especially on someone that has long or thick hair.
Talk to your doctor if you need more information about how to spot head lice. If you have children in school, you can also talk to their school nurse and he or she can probably assist you in checking them for lice if needed.
Here is what lice and nits look like:
If you spot any lice or nits, the affected person should be treated for lice as soon as possible. In most cases, you will not need a doctor’s prescription for lice treatment; over-the-counter remedies are usually very effective. Our favorite treatment for lice is the Fairy Tales Lice Good-bye Lice Removal Kit, which is completely non-toxic and uses naturally-occurring enzymes to kill lice. To learn more about our favorite treatment for lice, just follow the link.