Head lice and nitsOverview
Head lice are tiny insects that can attach to your hair. They're spread by head-to-head contact.
Symptoms of head lice include small brown or white eggs (nits) in your hair and an itchy scalp.
The main treatment for head lice involves using a special comb. You can get medicated lotions and sprays from a pharmacy if combing does not work.
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