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Is It Head Lice?

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What You’ll Learn Today • What are head lice? • Where do head lice come from? • How do I know I have head lice? • How do I remove head lice? I’m Dr. Itchy. And I’m here to help you learn about head lice!

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What Are Head Lice? • Head lice are bugs that feed on humans. • They live on your head. • A single head lice is called a louse.

Clouse the louse

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What Are Head Lice? • They are really small like a sesame seed. • They are colored like your hair. • They are hard to see.

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What Are Head Lice? • A louse (adult) lays eggs called nits. • Nits are glued to your hair.

Nit-Wit

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What Are Head Lice? • Nits hatch in 7 to 10 days. • Nymphs (baby louse) can grow up into an adult in 9 to 12 days. • The adult louse lays nits, and the cycle continues.

Nymph

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Where Do Head Lice Come From? • Head lice have been around a long time. • They move from head-to-head through contact. • They crawl fast but don’t jump, hop or fly.

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Where Do Head Lice Come From? • You do NOT get head lice from: – Being dirty – A dirty house – A dog or cat

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How do I know I have Head Lice? • Head lice can cause your head to itch. • Head lice can be seen in your hair. • The school nurse or a doctor can confirm if you have head lice.

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How Do I Remove Head Lice? Your parent can

help you remove head lice by treating and combing your hair. • Your parent should talk with a health care provider about product options they can use to treat the head lice. www.DrItchy.com


How Do I Remove Head Lice? • Your parent should comb your hair very carefully to remove the head lice and nits. • It may be boring and may hurt a little bit but it will take time to find and remove them all. • If a nit hatches, it could make more head lice.

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How Do I Remove Head Lice? • When you think the head lice are gone, your school nurse will recheck your head to see if you can go back to class.

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For More Information • If you would like to know more about head lice, you can visit www.DrItchy.com.

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