Head lice are tiny insects that live as parasites in the hair of the scalp. They are tiny, six legged wingless insects that exclusively feed on human blood. As normally believed, lice infestation is not a sign of being dirty or sick and there are no long-term health problems associated with it. The major concern of getting lice is the constant irritation and scratching of the head and also the fear of spreading it to others.
Although lice are commonly found in school going kids, it can also affect adults. One can choose to manage lice by finding them manually with hands or trying products which are available to tackle them. Choose a one that fits your needs from the options available such as soaps, creams, shampoos, combing and medicines (doctors may prescribe pills in some cases). Dealing with head lice can be frustrating, but be patient. Follow the treatments and prevention tips religiously as advised by your doctor for lice free hair.