Sores or red bumps on the head, neck, nape, and ear. Persistent scratching can lead to sores and red bumps in the areas where head lice feed. An infection can occur if the sores and the head lice infestation are left untreated.
Difficulty sleeping. Head lice look for feeding spots and areas where they can lay their eggs at night. If your child has been finding it difficult to fall asleep, then he or she may have head lice.
Lice on the scalp and lice nits on the hair shaft. Lice may be difficult to spot at first because of their size. However, if the lice infestation grows, it will be easier for you to see the insects on your child’s scalp and hair strands. Lice eggs, on the other hand, are found at the base of the hair shaft just above the scalp. At the beginning, they can blend in with the color of your child’s hair but will lighten in color as they hatch.
The Preschool Years: Common Health Problems