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This Little Girl’s Head Lice Will Definitely Make Your Skin Crawl

This video shows a 7-year-old Chilean girl who has a massive infestation of head lice. Her mother is removing them with a special head louse comb.

In the U.S., 6-12 million children get head lice infestations every year.

Head lice are wingless insects between 2 mm and 3 mm long. They are not dangerous and don’t spread disease.

They feed on blood from the scalp, and survive less than a day without food. Adults live around 28 days.

Head lice lay eggs called nits (thus the term nit-picking) on the hair shafts close to the scalp, laying up to 10 eggs a day.

Children are the usual victims of head lice, and anyone can get them whether their hair is clean or not. They are spread by being into close head-to-head contact as the lice cannot jump or fly.

There are a number of natural and medicated remedies for getting rid of head lice and their nits, but all require the additional use of a special fine-toothed metal comb.

Don’t freak out if your child gets head lice, but you must be diligent about getting rid of them quickly as they can easily spread between people..



John Andress
Having had many eclectic experiences and expressing interest in so many varied things in life has suited my role as Editor-in-Chief of Vision Times. Being trained in the sciences, I worked in the medical field. Scuba diving was a passion, being part owner of a scuba shop, and I enjoyed diving around the world. Raising reptiles of all sorts, including poisonous snakes, was also one of my hobbies when living in the U.S. After moving to Australia in the 80s, I became an avid organic grower of tropical fruits and vegetables, which my wife and I partake of year-round, as well as many of our friends. My newest endeavor has been to become a “bikie” — an eBikie, which I do every day not only to get exercise, but also to have a break from slaving over my computer most of the day. Obviously, China is also a passion, which is something VT specializes in, so I feel very fortunate to have a role here at Vision Times.

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