How do you know you have Lice

 

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How do you know you have Lice
- Symptoms vary per person
It may be easier for some people to tell if they have lice as the signs and symptoms may be more apparent. It is possible that some people will not be able to tell that they have lice until it is pointed out for them. This could be due to them not feeling any irritability, not feeling or seeing anything different when grooming or simply not knowing what lice are and where they're found. A common theme throughout this website is to educate both children and adults about lice, so they can regularly check themselves (and each other) and spot the signs early on. Preventing the spread of lice is very important as they can cause people time, money, embarrassment, stress, discomfort and upset!

How do you tell if you have Lice - Signs
For further information on different types of lice, treatments, remedies, prevention and control techniques please navigate back to our index page and click on the relevant links (…otherwise please read on). There are many ways to tell if you have lice and require the need for treatment. Signs and symptoms may include feeling them crawling on you, seeing them in your hair or on clothing, the appearance of red marks/spots (as a result of bites), detecting eggs/nits (which look like specs of dandruff), itching, irritability, sores/lesions, rashes, small brown marks on clothing and skin (lice excrement) and finding lice or eggs on your pillow, in your hair brushes, hats or other head garments.

What to do when you have Lice - Conduct a thorough search
The best way to tell if you have lice is to conduct a thorough search. This will be easier if you have a friend to help, as well as the necessary tools. A detection comb (or lice/nit comb), good lighting (or a torch), magnified glass, bowl of hot soapy water, towels and protective gloves will help with this process. Begin by washing the hair with an ordinary shampoo, damp drying it with a towel and then adding a sufficient amount of conditioner (or oil) to make the hair slippery. Brush out any tangles or knots with your every day hair brush and check the brush for lice/nits. If any are found, then you know you need treatment. Clean/disinfect the brush or dispose of it.

How Do You Tell If You Have Lice

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What do you do if you have Lice - Wet combing
Wet combing or 'bug busting' can then take place if there are still no clear signs of live lice or nits/eggs. Dividing the hair into sections, use the lice comb to draw away from the scalp the entire length of the hair and then check the comb. Repeat this process throughout the entire head of hair and if any lice or eggs are extracted, clean the comb before continuing. The lice or eggs can be squashed into a paper towel or rinsed in the hot soapy water. The protective gloves should help avoid any bites or lice getting onto the hands of the 'checker'. A thorough check should last around 15 minutes per person and remember to check everyone that could potentially be infested.
 

 

 

What to do if you have Lice - Confirmation & treatment
To confirm a lice infestation, live lice must be found. If empty eggs/nits are found, and bites remain, but there are no adult lice alive and moving it may be that the lice were there but have now gone, so be sure before you begin using treatments. There are many different products that can be bought to get rid of lice, in the form of shampoos, lotions, creams, sprays and powders. You can buy these on-line (by clicking on the adverts), from your local pharmacy or drug store, or alternatively you can visit the doctor for advice. The severity of infestations may vary and depending how bad the lice are, you could need strong treatments to get rid of them.

Thousands of people search to find out about the tell tale signs of lice and how to get rid of them. Fortunately there are so many products available on line, you should be able to find what you want without too much of a problem. We hope that you have found this article a useful guide and that any questions you may have had have been answered. You will find that this website is a great resource, whether you are looking to learn more, purchase lice-related products or just seek some quiet information. Men, women and children are all affected by these parasites and we hope you have located the treatment you may need, be it a comb, lotion, cream, medication or shampoo. Treatments and remedies should be sought after quickly and if you have pubic-lice you should seek medical advice so they cannot be spread or infect others.

How To Tell If You Have Lice

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