Is It Lice or Dandruff/Dry Skin?

It can be an unsettling feeling if you or your child starts to experience an itchy scalp, especially if you see evidence of what could be either dandruff or hair lice. Before you panic, here are a few ways to determine the difference between dry skin and lice and what to do if you or a family member is found to have lice:


The symptoms of lice and irritated, dry skin are initially very similar. The person that potentially has lice may experience intense itching at the scalp and can potentially cause lacerations from repetitive scratching. But certain components such as the location on the scalp can give you a better idea of what you are dealing with. Nits (lice eggs) are glued to the hair strand while dandruff flakes, easily fall off of hair. While dandruff is visible on the scalp, lice lay eggs on hair, not the scalp. It’s important to definitively determine if the cause of an itchy scalp is dry skin or lice, and you can do so by getting screened and treated by a professional.

Lice Screenings

If you or your child has an itchy scalp and can see what could be dandruff or lice, the first step you should take is to get screened by a professional. For an immediate screening, our professional lice treatment clinic locations in Manhattan and Connecticut are available for appointments seven days a week, we also do house calls. Our experienced lice technicians will be able to determine if lice is the cause of an itchy scalp and provide immediate treatment.

Lice Treatment

If we do find that you or your child has lice, we can treat you immediately after your screening using our heated air lice removal treatment process. Our exclusive revolutionary technology is proven to eliminate all the lice and nits in one treatment, unlike over-the-counter and do-it-yourself remedies that are no longer effective. Super lice have become resistant to many of the most popular remedies available on the market. The last thing you need is lice returning after using at-home treatments especially after weeks of exhaustive combing and treatments that may irritate your child’s scalp even more. Our one-time professional treatment is the most effective treatment for getting rid of lice so your child can get back to school and you can get back to work.

Visit Licenders

If you or any of your family members are experiencing a dry and itchy scalp and need to be screened or treated for lice, don’t wait. Feel free to schedule an appointment today by calling 1-888-984-3042.