« on: February 21, 2008, 09:05:11 AM »
A little advice to all..... please check your children and family regularly. Nits spread like wildfire in schools and childcare institutons. If you are not sure what to look for heres a clue.... Look around the hairline particularly the neck and behind the ears. Headlice eggs (what we call nits) are creamy white small specks that are attached to the hair. These are dead egg cases wich means the babies are running wild somwhere on the head.
Several treatments are available on the market and I believe that if you receive benefit that doctors may prescribe treatment if you cant afford it but this may depend on your health authority so dont take it as gospel! A good sturdy fine tooth nit comb is essential for removing the lice.
One treatment or check is rarely enough. A daily check using the comb on wet hair is the best way to erradicate these little monsters and further treatment as detailed by the manufacturers instructions may be necessary.
Remember to check the whole family.
On a lighter note....when my son (now 17) was 6 he got nits and the dog got fleas...oh joy!!! I had them both sitting in front of me and I had a nit comb in each hand, 1 for my son and 1 for the dog. What an enteraining evening that was!!!
If you are now sitting readng this and scratching your head, dont worry, every time anyone mentions nits my head starts itching too!!