A member asked:

Hello. i am traveling with my 4 yr old daughter. there was a recent outbreak of head lice and im concerned she could have it. i dont see any eggs. but i do see red, flat irritated spots near the nape of her neck on her scalp. head lice?

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Lice are rarely seen by the naked eye. They are tiny. The most common feature would be noticing tiny egg casings (nits) the lice attach to individual hairs in abundance. If you don't see the "nits" there is little more you can do than monitor over time. A thorough rinsing of her hair for several minutes with a stout vinegar can sometimes treat an early infestation without meds.

Answered May 1, 2019

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