What do the nits look like?

Catherine Ivanova
Catherine Ivanova
March 6, 2013
What do the nits look like?

The modern level of hygiene and medicine gives people the opportunity not to worry about many diseases. However, now rare cases of diseases associated with parasites on the human body are detected. One of these diseases - pediculosis, in simple terms - lice. These small insects live and develop in human hair, feed on blood and bring a lot of trouble to their owner. The main sign of the emergence of "bad addicts" are their eggs - nits. In order to detect parasites as early as possible and start treatment, you should know what nits look like.

At the initial stage it is quite difficult to detect lice eggs. They are very similar to ordinary dandruff. White or yellowish bubbles are like particles of skin. As a rule, they are firmly fixed at the roots of the hair. That is why it is quite difficult to get rid of nits in a simple mechanical way. When the adult insects on the head becomes a lot, they lay eggs along the entire length of the hair and the nits begin to catch the eye.

Signs and symptoms of nits

  • The most important symptom of infection with head lice is severe itching and irritation. As a result, a person begins to severely comb bite sites, and this can lead to the entry of an additional infection into the body.
  • The development of a full-fledged insect from nits is approximately 7 days. Therefore, a week later, on the neck, shoulders and behind the ears of a person, characteristic specks of parasite bites appear.

Parents should be especially attentive, because children are the favorite "delicacy" of parasites. If nits are found, treatment should begin immediately. To date, this attack is not considered serious and is easily treated.