Head lice

Updated 26 May 2016

What nits and lice look like in your hair

Watch this video to find out exactly what to look out for when you suspect you're infected with lice.


It usually starts with a letter from school, or a member of the family with an itchy scalp. There's a lice plague about, and it's time to check your family for signs of the little creatures or their eggs.

Would you know what to look for if you suspected lice? This video will show you how to recognise the difference between lice and dandruff. Once you've spotted the live lice, you know it's time to start thinking about treatment.

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Causes of head lice

Symptoms of head lice

Preventing head lice