Diseases

Lice: symptoms

The presence of lice is manifested by symptoms such as itching, most often behind the ears. When a child often scratches his hair, the first reflex is to examine his scalp.

Lice have hooked legs that allow them to cling or move with agility on the scalp. It is sometimes necessary to observe the scalp patiently to be able to detect their presence, especially in brown or brown hair. The louse can be difficult to identify, because it often takes the color of the hair in which it evolves.

The nits, which are the eggs of the lice, are in the form of small pale-colored vesicles (beige or white) easy to see on dark hair, they look a little like dandruff, they are near the root of the hair, and are very difficult to detach when they are alive. The living nits are bright, they adhere to the root of the hair. Sometimes you have to look for them carefully in blond hair.

Head lice do not transmit any disease, the only complication may be superinfection due to scratching lesions or the appearance of impetigo (skin infection).

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