Q&A: Is it possible to have lice and nits, but only find nits?

Lice and Nits

lice and nits
Question by Singinganddancing: Lice and nits definitely goes together but is it possible to have lice, but only find nits?
My 14-year-old daughter just came home and said that her friend was just sent home from a hairdresser with “lice,” although she thinks only nits were found but obviously lice and nits exists together.
. I expect to find lice and nits but I checked her and found, after a while, some little white things that could be nits. Not a lot, though, and not clustered.

Lice and nits

can also be dandruff or product (she uses a fair amount). I kept looking with a flashlight for lice and nits, never found even one louse-looking thing. Her scalp looks pretty healthy too. She had one instance that we thought was lice about 10 years ago, but again, never found a bug, although her older brother did have some, and we deloused accordingly (he’s long gone, and we don’t live there anymore).

Any advice? We’re really very hygienic, daily washing of bodies and clothing, weekly sheet changing and all that will eliminate lice and nits.
Everyone’s been very eager to help, but can anyone answer my basic question: is it important to find live lice? Frankly, I do think it does harm to use lice and nits shampoo on someone who doesn’t need it, they have neurotoxic ingredients.

Best answer:

Answer by Phillip K
well lice and nits LOVE clean hair. just to be safe id get a lice shampoo

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Interesting Facts

  • Do not treat anyone with a Head Lice product unless you find lice in their hair.
  • Tea tree oil lice removal products are known for their familiarity with several saloons; people crowd several salons to get utmost relief from these head bugs.
  • Head lice are rarely found on the body, eyelashes, or eyebrows.
  • Floors, furniture, car seats and upholstery, and carpeting should be vacuumed to remove an infested person’s hairs that might have viable nits attached.
  • Head lice feed on human blood several times a day and live close to the human scalp.
  • Head lice are tiny parasites that live on the human head.