Many infestations cause no head lice symptoms at all. Only 30 to 50% of people actually do itch, which is why it is so important to check for head lice regularly.
In some cases the louse bite can create an itch on the scalp which can cause some irritation. Other head lice symptoms can be little red bumps or sores where the lice have bitten into the scalp for blood and, in some extreme cases, an irritable rash or infection. Irritation levels can go from mild to the extreme which would depend on the individual and the extremity of the head lice infestation.
If a case of head lice is caught early there may only be a few head lice and eggs; however if left unattended the head lice life cycle can continue to create generations of head lice.
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 in your children’s hair regularly, once a week is ideal.
Use a repellent like NitWits Anti-Lice & Detangling Spray daily to help protect your children against head lice.