We had fantastic coverage in the first of Embarrassing Bodies Kids Series, which examined nits and head lice:
The first kid in the waiting room is eight year old Tiffany whose hair has been harbouring some little monsters for the last 4 years. 50% of 11 to 14 year olds get nits each year, they are particularly prevalent in school children as they are caught through hair to hair contact. Tiffany’s nits had damaged her self-confidence, and although her mum had tried all treatments available, the stubborn nits just won’t budge. Dr Christian sent Tiffany to see specialist nit removers, who have an array of tools to drive those pesky nits out. They begin by hoovering the hair to get rid of all the living lice, then the hair is sprayed with a special conditioner and combed using a very fine toothed comb to get rid of the eggs, the more stubborn eggs are finally picked out with tweezers. Tiffany had 4 sessions of nit removal, totally 5 hours! But her hair is now nit free.
The Embarrassing Bodies team would like to thank The Hairforce – Lice Assassins