Pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears demonstrates how to check for and treat head lice.
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How to Check for and Treat Lice Male: Parents are always asking me, “How to treat lice?” So I’m here Hair Fairies to take you through the process step-by-step. Nia, right? Nia: Yes. Male: So you got some itchies in your head. When did it start? Nia: The second day of school. Male: Back to school time. So first, you need to evaluate the hair for lice or nits. Start with the hairline, behind the ears, at the crown of the head and also the nape of the neck. You can use what’s called a looping method with the comb, and right here, we see one. I don’t know what it is about treating lice but every time I do this, my hair starts to get itchy. We’re going to thoroughly wet the hair with water. Next, we apply a special nit zapping cream through your hair. Now, we’re going to use a special lice comb that go in five different directions, a minimum of 10 times front-to-back, right-to-left, left-to-right, and then parting down the middle, and then back to front. Hey Nia, you want to see one? I saw a little bug that was in your hair but it’s out now. And lastly, on blow-dried hair, you pick out any additional nits with your fingernails then you apply a prevention oil and a shampoo that you’re leaving for 15 minutes. Head’s lice are so resilient, plan on repeating this process in three or four days, and then a week later to make sure those lice don’t come back. Alright Nia, good job!