A mom took her 8-year-old girl to a salon to cut her hair before school. While combing, the hairdresser found something shocking – the girl had lots of tiny bugs in her hair. They were lice.
The hairdresser immediately told the mom, who admitted she knew about it but didn’t think it was a big deal. The hairdresser was surprised, but she wanted to warn others about the problem, especially among kids.
Luckily, there are treatments for lice. If you find lice, see a doctor or use lice removal solutions right away. Lice are easily passed from person to person, especially among school kids who share things.
Lice are tiny bugs that live on human blood. They cause intense itching, a tickling feeling, and can be seen on the scalp, body, or in hair. They lay tiny eggs (nits) on hair shafts, which can be hard to see. Scratching can lead to sores and bite marks, especially around the waist, groin, thighs, and pubic area.