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Place photo here. What you need to know about head lice. Lice Life Cycle. Nits (lice eggs) are found at the base of the hair shaft, they are usually yellowish white Nits take about 1 week to hatch The adult louse is the size of a sesame seed, has 6 legs, and is tan to grayish-white

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lice life cycle
Lice Life Cycle
  • Nits (lice eggs) are found at the base of the hair shaft, they are usually yellowish white
  • Nits take about 1 week to hatch
  • The adult louse is the size of a sesame seed, has 6 legs, and is tan to grayish-white
  • Females are larger than males and can lay up to 8 nits per day
  • Adult lice can live for 30 days on a person’s head but will die within 1-2 days without a blood meal


Empty Nit



Dead Nit

Fuzz (not a nit)

nix kwellada p permethrin 1
NIX/Kwellada-P (permethrin 1%)
  • Safe and effective in people over 2 years
  • Active residue lasts for up to 14 days
  • Limited nit-killing activity
  • Reapply on day 7, may need a third application in another 7 days if active lice are still visible
  • Directions:
    • Shampoo the hair with a non-conditioning shampoo
    • Rinse completely and towel-dry the hair
    • Apply the medicated cream rinse, be sure to apply to the area behind the ears and the nape of the neck
    • Leave on for 10 minutes
    • Rinse well and dry with a clean towel
    • Use the comb provided to remove nits
resultz 50 isopropyl myristate
RESULTZ (50% isopropyl myristate)
  • Dehydrates lice which results in death within 10 minutes
  • Doesn’t kill nits
  • No residual effect
  • Insecticide free
  • Directions:
    • Apply to dry hair and massage into scalp
    • Leave on for 10 minutes then rinse
    • Use the comb provided to remove the dead lice and nits
    • Reapplication in 7 to 10 days is necessary
  • Not for use in children less than 4 years of age
  • Only to be used if other treatments fail
  • Do not contact other parts of body as lindane is toxic
  • Directions:
    • Apply to dry hair
    • Work in for four minutes
    • Add small amount of water and lather for four minutes
    • Rinse thoroughly
  • Common side effects:
    • Itching/burning skin
    • Dry skin
    • Skin rash
  • May causes seizures, don’t use if history of seizures
  • Not safe for use in children or adults weighing less than 110 pounds
nit picking
Divide hair into small sectionsNit Picking
  • Comb hair from the scalp to the ends of the strands in one complete motion
Start at the scalp and drag nits to the end of the hair shaft , then off
  • Dip the comb in hot, soapy water and clean with a paper towel after each comb through
If any nits remain on the strands, comb through again.

Curl up the inspected section of hair with a bobby pin

Continue combing until all of the sections have been completed

  • When finished wash clothing, towel, comb, and hands thoroughly
  • Remove bobby pins and shampoo hair thoroughly and rinse well
  • Inspect the entire family every day for at least 14 days.
what should be cleaned
What should be cleaned?
  • Wash pillowcases, sheets, nightclothes, towels and stuffed animals in hot water
  • Dry laundry using high heat for at least 20 minutes
  • Combs, brushes, hats and other hair accessories in contact with an infested person should be washed in hot water or rubbing alcohol for one hour each day to dislodge any lice and nits
  • Anything that cannot be washed or dry cleaned should be stored in a sealed plastic bag for 2 weeks or placed in the freezer overnight
  • Vacuum the floor and furniture
fact versus fiction
Lice do not carry disease

Pets may transfer lice but they cannot become infested

Lice survive only a day or two away from a host, nits survive a week

Nits more than half an inch from the scalp are hatched or dead

Lice do not fall from the hair or die immediately upon treatment

Fact versus Fiction
Generally there are fewer than a dozen active lice on the head at any time

The best way to see nits is to check for them in natural light with a magnifying glass

Treatment does not remove nits from the hair, nit picking is a must

do s don ts
Do’s & Don’ts
  • Don't use a hair dryer after applying scalp treatment, some ingredients may be flammable
  • Don't use a cream rinse or shampoo/conditioner combination before applying lice medication
  • Don't wash your child's hair for 1 to 2 days after using a medicated treatment
  • Don't use fumigant sprays, as they can be harmful
  • Don't use the same medication more than three times on one person. If it doesn’t seem to be working, talk to a health care professional
  • Don't use more than one head lice medication at a time.
  • Don’t use lice medication to prevent infestation on a person without active lice
  • Never share combs, brushes, or hair accessories
  • Don’t wear someone else’s hat, scarf, sweater or coat immediately after they have removed it
  • Refrain from head-to-head contact during sports etc.
  • Tea tree oil may be effective in preventing infestation by lice (add a few drops to your shampoo or purchase ready made shampoo)