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How to check for head lice on a 9 year old boy?
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Get him to sit still
The biggest problem with 9 y/o boys is getting them to stop moving for a second so you can get a good look.
Fortunately, most of them have short hair (justin bieber notwithstanding). Lice don't like short hair, they like to hide, so taking a flat stick (like a clean popsicle stick), go through section by section looking for either lice or small nits attached to the base of the hair follicles.

In brief: Get him to sit still
The biggest problem with 9 y/o boys is getting them to stop moving for a second so you can get a good look.
Fortunately, most of them have short hair (justin bieber notwithstanding). Lice don't like short hair, they like to hide, so taking a flat stick (like a clean popsicle stick), go through section by section looking for either lice or small nits attached to the base of the hair follicles.
Dr. Michael Amster
Dr. Michael Amster
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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Head lice
Checking the head of 9 year old and finding the live or nets will make the diagnosis.

In brief: Head lice
Checking the head of 9 year old and finding the live or nets will make the diagnosis.
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
In brief: Use nit comb
Use a white towel around neck and comb with nit comb it will be easier this way.
If you have good eyesight you can part hair into 4 sections and manually check need not of patience and know what it is you are looking for - nits look like dandruff but do not come off hair easy.

In brief: Use nit comb
Use a white towel around neck and comb with nit comb it will be easier this way.
If you have good eyesight you can part hair into 4 sections and manually check need not of patience and know what it is you are looking for - nits look like dandruff but do not come off hair easy.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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