I have nits but no lice

Question

I have used Licefreee treatment. My daughter has no live lice but eggs still hang onto her hair. Why? She has real fine hair and the combs don't seem to work.

Answer

It is not uncommon to still find nits but no lice in the hair after treatment. Nits are easy to miss.

The nits (eggs) are attached to the hair shaft by a thick secretion the louse uses, almost like a super glue.  If the comb is not doing the trick because your daughter’s hair is too fine, you can also use your finger nails to pull them out. 

However, if your daughter’s school does NOT have a “no nit policy” you don’t necessarily have to remove all of the nits.  If you used the treatment according to the directions, and the head and scalp was fully saturated in the product, any lice or nits in her hair should be dead. 

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