2What 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!
3What Are Head Lice? Head lice are bugs that feed on humans. They live on your head.A single head lice is called a louse.Clousethe louse
4What Are Head Lice? They are really small like a sesame seed. They are colored like your hair.They are hard to see.
5What Are Head Lice? A louse (adult) lays eggs called nits. Nits are glued to your hair.Nit-Wit
6What 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
7Where 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.
8Where Do Head Lice Come From? You do NOT get head lice from:Being dirtyA dirty houseA dog or cat
9How 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.
10How 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.
11How 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.
12How Do I Remove Head Lice? When you think the head lice are gone, your school nurse will re-check your head to see if you can go back to class.
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