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What is the difference between head lice and nits?

Answered by Dawn Kelly
8th September 2015
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Head lice are the tiny insects that cling to the hair on the scalp. Nits are the empty white eggshells that are left behind after the lice have hatched. They look like dandruff, although they stick very strongly to hair and are not easy to brush out.

 

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