This Little Girl’s Head Lice Will Definitely Make Your Skin Crawl

This video shows a 7-year-old Chilean girl who has a massive infestation of head lice. Her mother is removing them with a special head louse comb.

In the U.S., 6-12 million children get head lice infestations every year.

Head lice are wingless insects between 2 mm and 3 mm long. They are not dangerous and don’t spread disease.

They feed on blood from the scalp, and survive less than a day without food. Adults live around 28 days.

Head lice lay eggs called nits (thus the term nit-picking) on the hair shafts close to the scalp, laying up to 10 eggs a day.

Children are the usual victims of head lice, and anyone can get them whether their hair is clean or not. They are spread by being into close head-to-head contact as the lice cannot jump or fly.

There are a number of natural and medicated remedies for getting rid of head lice and their nits, but all require the additional use of a special fine-toothed metal comb.

Don’t freak out if your child gets head lice, but you must be diligent about getting rid of them quickly as they can easily spread between people..

 

 

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