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Lice, head - nits in the hair with close-up

Lice, head - nits in the hair with close-up

Overview

This photograph shows the "nits" or tiny white egg sacks attached to the hairs. Schools often insist that these be entirely removed before a child returns to school.

Review Date 2/19/2018

Updated by: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.