How to Check your child's Hair for Lice

How to Check your child's Hair for Lice

How to Check your childLice are a very common problem with kids during their school going tenure. Therefore, as a parent you need not worry much. However, lice are hair damagers, so you should be very cautious and take proper precautions so that your child’s scalp is free from lice. The main symptoms of lice attack on your child’s head are constant head itching and scratching, dry scalp, breeding of small white colored insects, etc. When you see your child scratching his head constantly and irresistibly than you have all the reasons to infer that it is lice affected.

In order to protect your child’s head lice you can always do the following:

First, make sure that there is ample light for you to locate those small creatures.

Check your child’s scalp properly to locate the lice and their eggs. Middle part your child’s hair and start inspecting from the lower hairline on your head. This is because they prefer to breed in warmer place and the hairline just above your neck is mostly dense and thus, warm.

Not only will you see the small flecks or insects but you will also spot small oval and almost transparent eggs sticking to the hair shafts. They need to be removed immediately. Search thoroughly from crown to neckline. Otherwise, they will hatch to give birth to new lives, which will again lay eggs and breed them. These are very sticky and cannot be easily removed unless you scrap them with your fingernails.

Always use narrow teethed combs to comb your child’s hair when affected by lice as this will help to remove the eggs stuck to your hair shaft. Comb hard with pressure as this increase the blood circulation of your scalp.

Consult a dermatologist or even the medical store that can suggest you the best anti-lice shampoo. Wash your child’s head properly with it so that it is cured completely.

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