Picture of adult head lice

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Head lice pediculosis capitis are highly contagious, and the most prominent symptom of a head lice infestation includes intense scalp itching. The human head louse is a tiny insect that feeds on human blood. The female louse lays eggs nits on the hair shaft close to the scalp, and they become glued to the hair shaft. The nits hatch about 8—10 days later and begin to feed with any remaining adults. The nits can stay alive for a long period of time off of the body, such as on hairbrushes, furniture, or linens. Head lice occur in people of all ages and races.

Head Lice (Pediculosis Capitis)

Pictures of Head Lice on Hair

Head lice infestations are a common and frustrating problem for parents and kids. Unfortunately, some kids get treated inappropriately and unnecessarily for things that look like lice , but actually aren't. These head lice pictures can help you to identify when your child has live lice on their head. You usually only need to treat your child with a lice shampoo when you see live lice. A young girl with a head lice infestation.

What do lice look like?

We include products we think are useful for our readers. If you buy through links on this page, we may earn a small commission. Though head lice are not exclusively a childhood ailment, the majority of people affected by head lice are young. The head louse, scientific term Pediculus humanus capitis, is a parasite that feeds on human blood.
Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not Food and Drug Administration evaluated. Head lice look like small, wingless bugs equipped with 3 pairs of legs. Designed to crawl from hair strand to hair strand, lice do not jump or fly, but move quickly from one head to another.