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Head Lice Check List

As a parent, one of the many jobs on your endless ‘to do’ list is to discover the best ways to protect and care for your little ones. You hear so much conflicting advice about what to do and what not to do it can sometimes feel like you’re trying to decode a complex maths equation. But when it comes to children’s skincare, your mission is simple – to keep their skin as soft, supple and hydrated as it was the day they were born.

How do I detect head lice in my child’s hair?

We know life is busy and sometimes it feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day, but it’s really important to set some time aside to check your child’s hair on a regular basis. Some children may have all of the symptoms below, others may have one or two – the only effective way to detect lice is to nit comb the hair regularly:

  • Itching – not everyone itches when they have head lice, but it can be a sign that they’ve moved in
  • Small specs of black on the hairline – these are nits that grip tightly to the base of the hair, where the scalp is warmest
  • Red bumps or marks on the scalp – lice can sometimes leave bites on the head, although this is fairly rare
  • White specs in the hair – sometimes mistaken for dandruff, these are actually discarded eggshells
  • Increased irritability – some children may show signs of irritability or disturbed sleep patterns

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