Lice are small, though visible insects that live in the hair and suck blood from the skin. This infestation is often spread among school children. Pubic lice live in pubic hair and are usually transmitted by sexual intercourse. Lice eggs are called nits, and can be observed as tiny white beads in her hair or hair. Lice bites cause itch and, although rarely, infections are possible. However, in most cases, these parasites represent only embarrassment for the hosts, and are not harmful. This infestation is the most common in people who live in unsanitary conditions.
What to do?
If you find that your child has lice, inform school administration; lice infestation is considered a public health problem, so it is always necessary to take steps to detect sources and prevent further spread.
For treatment – be it a child or an adult – ask your doctor who will recommend a special shampoo or lotion. Even though it is possible to destroy lice with first washing, those remedies needs to be applied several times because it is harder to get rid of nits. Head clothes, in which you may find nits, should be burned.