Did you know that only 35% of head lice cases cause ‘the itch’!
The itch is caused by the louse biting into the scalp to feed which can cause an irritation. This irritation can differ for each individual and can also depend on the severity of the infestation. Some other symptoms can be little red bumps or sores where the lice have bitten into the scalp.
While majority of people won’t really see any symptoms it is important to regularly check for head lice using a head lice comb (nit comb). A head lice comb is specifically design with teeth that are close together which enable the comb to target each individual hair shaft and remove these tiny little pests directly from the hair. If there are head lice in the hair, and you’re looking, you’ll find them!
Where head lice is concerned the sooner, the better! If a case of head lice is caught early one may find only a few head lice and eggs, left unattended the head lice life cycle can continue to create generations of head lice – which can be an absolute nightmare to get rid of.
Don’t wait for an infestation or even an outbreak in your school, look to protect your children from head lice. Be vigilant and check for head lice.