Head lice, medically known as Pediculosis capitis, are parasitic insects that live on the human scalp. They develop in three stages: nit, nymph, and adult louse. Nits are oval-shaped lice eggs, brown or gray in color, which cement to the hair shaft. Head lice feed on human blood, which results in severe itching.
It’s horrifying to find lice on your child (or yourself). The first thing you ask yourself is, “Where did the lice come from?”
School settings are the perfect environment for head lice to transfer from child to child. We know how disruptive a head lice infestation at school can be.