Updated on July 17, 2020
Ten Things You Should Know About Head Lice
We know: you have read and heard a lot of conflicting “facts” of lice. As people who have been treating head lice for decades, we have the answers for you. LiceDoctors is the most experienced lice treatment service in the U.S.
- Lice at maturity are the size of a sesame seed. (http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/head-lice.html)
- Nits (lice eggs) are round on one side and pointy on the other with an antenna protruding from the front.
- Nits have a translucent shell which houses the nymph (baby bug).
- Nits camouflage in the hair and may have a whitish cast.
- When placed against a white background nits will look brown.
- The best way to find nits is in natural sunlight or with a bright lamp and with magnifying glasses or “readers”
- Dyed hair is not immune to head lice.
- It takes about 10 days for a nymph to mature and start laying eggs.
- Lice cannot hop or jump or fly; they crawl from head to head. (http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/head-lice.html#)
- Prescription lice shampoos usually contain benzoyl alcohol, malathion, or lindane.
If you are in the Norwalk or Darien area and you realize that you or your child has head lice, don’t despair. We can help you today! Give LiceDoctors a call at 203-302-9002 and we will take the burden off of you. That’s a guarantee!