A mother took her 8-year-old daughter to a beauty salon to get her hair cut before school started.
After waiting for their turn, the girl sat down and the hairdresser began to comb her hair. As soon as she put the comb in her hair, the hairdresser was shocked.
She couldn’t believe that the girl had thousands of tiny insects in her hair. When he looked closer, he realized that these parasites on the girl’s head were lice.
Immediately the barber called the girl’s mother and asked her if she knew about the problem her daughter had. The mother replied that she knew, but she did not know how to get rid of the lice from the little girl’s head and it does not seem such an important problem anyway.
The barber was speechless when she heard her mother’s explanation, but she wanted to make the story public in order to sound the alarm about the danger of lice, especially among children.
Fortunately, there are plenty of treatments that can get rid of these parasites. As soon as you discover that you or a person in your family has lice, you should see a doctor immediately or use lice removal solutions. They are easily transmitted from one person to another.
Lice are tiny, wingless, parasitic insects that feed on human blood. Lice are easily spread — especially by schoolchildren — through close personal contact and by sharing belongings.
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Common signs and symptoms of lice include:
Intense itching on the scalp, body, or in the genital area.
Tickling feeling from the movement of hair.
Lice on your scalp, body, clothing, pubic or other body hair. Adult lice may be about the size of a sesame seed or slightly larger.
Lice eggs (nits) on hair shafts. Nits may be difficult to see because they’re very tiny. They’re easiest to spot around the ears and the nape of the neck. Nits can be mistaken for dandruff, but unlike dandruff, they can’t be easily brushed out of hair.
Sores on the scalp, neck, and shoulders. Scratching can lead to small red bumps that can sometimes get infected with bacteria.
Bite marks especially around the waist, groin, upper thighs, and pubic area.