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// How can we tell if the louse or the nit is alive or dead?

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The head lice will be crawling if it is alive. A dead nit or egg is either white or flat and dry. A healthy nit is plump and golden brown in colour.

// What is the difference between a nit and an egg?

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A nit is the head louse’s egg.

// What is the average number of lice found on an infested person’s head?

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An average infestation has between 5 and 20 head lice and up to a 100 eggs.

// I have heard that Afro Caribbean hair doesn’t get infested with head lice. How true is that?

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Afro Caribbean hair has a different shaped hair shaft and therefore a differently adapted head louse.

// Will shaving my child’s head help?

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You can shave a boys hair and that can help but you still need to nit comb the hair stubble as head lice lay their eggs very close to the root of the hair – you will be surprised what … Continue reading

// Do head lice like dirty hair more than clean hair?

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They do not have a preference for clean or dirty hair because they are interested in the human’s blood not their hair.

// Will my pets get my head lice too?

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Your pets will not catch head lice from you. Human head lice cannot survive off animal blood as its composition is different from human blood.

// Can I see head lice jumping on the child’s head?

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Head lice cannot jump or fly. They simply walk very quickly – up to 23 cm’s in a minute. People swear they jump – they don’t. If you nit comb the hair dry, without applying a conditioner and use a … Continue reading

// What is the average life of a louse?

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A head louse lives up to 30 days and then it will die of exhaustion!!

// Will everyone feel an itchy scalp from lice?

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Not everyone will feel itchy with head lice. It is the saliva of the louse that makes some people itch if they are allergic to it. If you aren’t allergic to it you won’t itch.