Along with the continuous rainfall on the Gold Coast have come hot humid weather and an outbreak of head lice. Just thinking about it makes my head start to itch!
Though very small, lice can be seen by the naked eye. What you might see by thoroughly examining your child’s head are lice eggs (called nits). These look like tiny yellow, tan, or brown dots before they hatch. Lice lay nits on hair shafts close to the scalp, where the temperature is perfect for keeping warm until they hatch. Nits look sort of like dandruff, only they can’t be removed by brushing or shaking them off.