Symptoms of Head Lice
Since lice eggs are the size of a grain of sand, do not move, and do not cause itching and live lice are only the size of a sesame seed and may or may not cause itching, you may have head lice and might not even know it. In many cases there are no symptoms at all, especially if it is your first time getting head lice. One of the biggest factors in wondering if you might have lice is if you know of a close friend or family member that you have recently had head-to-head contact with has lice. Most often though people discover they have lice when they feel a tickling sensation or something that feels like it is crawling on the head. It just does not feel right. Like your scalp is moving. Another common indication is feeling itchy. This is an allergic reaction to the saliva from lice after they feed on blood from the scalp. However only about 40% of the people that have head lice itch. That means 60% of the people that have head lice do not itch. Since lice live in the back or top of your head, it can be a real challenge to head screen yourself. A lice head screen needs to be a thorough head screen hair strand by hair strand. It is best to have someone look through your hair to see lice is present or to go to a professional service to see if you have a case of lice. If you feel or see little eggs stuck to the hair strand or see an adult lice crawling around than you have head lice.