Lice are not always easy to find on the scalp and may go unnoticed for a while before other symptoms of infestation start to arise. But if you notice a nit on your scalp or in your hair, what are the next steps?
What Are Nits?
Nits are lice eggs and are a sign that there is a head lice infestation occurring. Because female lice can lay up to 10 eggs again, you may notice the nits before you see any lice crawling through your scalp. However, if there is a presence of nits, there is also a presence of adult lice. Once the nits hatch, the infestation can worsen, so it is important to treat both the lice and the eggs to prevent the spreading and worsening of your infestation.
How Do I Identify Nits?
Nits will look like small ovals found close to the scalp. They appear very light or white in color and attach onto the hair. Because they are “glued” to the hair, they can be difficult to remove and are not easily brushed out. Nit combs can be helpful in removing these eggs but it may require other treatments to rid them from your scalp completely.
What Should I Do If I See Nits in My Hair?
It is important to treat nits and lice at the first sign of infestation. If you see what looks like lice nits in your hair, you should contact your local lice clinic. They will be able to determine if it is a nit or if it is something unrelated. These eggs can sometimes be confused with dandruff when they are especially tiny so to test if it is a nit, you can attempt to remove it from the hair. If it sticks, it is likely a nit.
How Do I Treat Nits? Book an Appointment With Fresh Heads!
Once you have identified nits in your hair, it is time for a lice treatment. At Fresh Heads, we have locations in Jacksonville, FL, Orlando, FL and Savannah, GA ready to help you return to a lice free life. Our innovative lice removal and prevention methods allow you to leave our office the same day, life-free without follow ups. We do not use pesticides, chemicals or toxins in our AirAlle lice treatment, so you can be sure your childrens’ heads are safe. Contact us today to make an appointment or to learn about ways we can help you and your family!
Schools Without Lice
At Fresh Heads Lice Removal, our mission is to get rid of lice in schools across the United States. We’ve partnered with the Lice Clinics of America to create the Schools Without Lice program. Through this program, we provide school nurses and teachers with free screenings, resources, and treatments. Together, we can have schools without lice!