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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.

Update Date 2/15/2016

Updated by: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.