Live Lice Look Like. Yes folks there are plenty of live lice and nits around the Boston area this summer. Also do you know what they look like? First of all nits look like little sesame seeds. In addition nits are always the same size and shape and are always laid within 1/8th of an inch from the scalp. So if you see nits on your child’s hair that are several inches away from the scalp you know your child has had head lice for a couple of months at least. Because the nits were laid very close to the scalp and then the hair shafts grew out carrying the nits with it!
Live Lice Look Like. What’s the difference between nits and dandruff? The way to tell the difference between nits and dandruff is, blow on it, or flick it. If it is dandruff will move or blow away, a nit will not move. Try to slide the object in question off the hair shaft. If it is difficult to slide and you must use your fingernails, it is a nit.
Live Lice Look Like. What is the best Lice Comb to use? The best Lice Comb on the Market to use is the OMG Nit-Free Terminator Comb the OMG Nit-Free Terminator Comb‘s specially designed teeth, strip the lice eggs or nits off the hair shaft, and pull the lice out of the hair. Don’t have an OMG Comb? Stop by the NitWits office in Belmont today and pick one up. NitWits, Voted Best of Boston 14 years running!
What? No vacuuming or laundry for Head Lice? Yes, you heard us correctly the first time. You don’t need to vacuum carpets or couches. In addition you do not need to launder every item in your house. Furthermore the kind of head lice children have live on the human scalp, not in your house. So spend your valuable time combing your child’s hair to remove lice and nits. How do I know what is the best head lice removal treatment? Lice are resistant to shampoos with pesticides in them, so you need the get all of the eggs and bugs out of your kids hair using a good metal nit comb like the OMG Nit-Free Terminator Comb.
In addition that rash on the back of your child’s neck is not lice bites. Rather if is an allergic rash to the lice bites. Most noteworthy, this steep learning curve of new info about lice makes head lice diagnosis difficult for parents.