It's that time of year again. Be on the lookout for lice. Lice is an easily treated condition that is generally not associated with any serious medical complications. Head lice are usually transmitted through close personal contact with another infested individual or by the sharing of combs and other hair accessories, or through co-mingling of these items at home, at homes of friends, at schools, at churches, or at other public places.
What to look for:
lice do not have wings and cannot fly or jump, but do move quickly making it difficult to find in a child's hair. Lice are transmitted by close contact. A nit is a louse egg. Nits vary in color and are found attached to the hair shaft with a waterproof cement-like substance that makes them difficult to remove.