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The steady growth of any child will make him to be more active. In this kind of situation parents may not be there at all times with their children especially when they attain the stage they will begin schooling. Playing around could make them pick up parasites which may escape the notice of their parents until they begin to manifest their damage. Head lice are among such parasites that commonly attack children. These are insects that lay their eggs on hairs very close to the scalp and they children of school age are usually affected by these insects. If you observe that your child is hosting lice, this does not necessarily mean your child is dirty or you are not responsible enough. It is so easy to have your child’s hair infected with these insects and usually most families have it once. However the good news is treatment for these insects is very easy.
The bites from head lice can be very itchy and can cause a lot of discomfort to the host. The scalp could also become infected from scratching however it is a little bit comforting to know that they are quite harmless and do not spread diseases.