What are the Symptoms of Having Head Lice?
Symptoms of Having Head Lice: The most common symptom of a head lice infestation is itching. Among other signs of head lice are tickling sensation and itching in the hairline.
Head lice are most often found on the scalp behind the ears and close the hairline at the back of the neck. Adult head lice have hook-like claws on each of their six legs. They use these claws to hold on to the hair. Rarely head lice can be found on the body, eyelashes, or eyebrows besides the scalp hair. Often, these are confused with dandruff.
Read on to know head lice symptoms.
- A tickling sensation like something is moving in the hair.
- Itching of scalp due to allergic reaction to the bites.
- Sores on the scalp as a result of scratching.
- Infections of sores on the scalp.
- Irritability which is a very nonspecific symptom.
Read more articles on Head Lice
Source: Expert Content Aug 09, 2011
All possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; however Onlymyhealth.com does not take any liability for the same. Using any information provided by the website is solely at the viewers’ discretion. In case of any medical exigencies/ persistent health issues, we advise you to seek a qualified medical practitioner before putting to use any advice/tips given by our team or any third party in form of answers/comments on the above mentioned website.