How To Get Rid Of Lice- Know From A Dermatologist(Dermatocare)

Written By Dr Madhulika, MD Skin

Last updated: 26/11/15
“Doctor, my kid has lice and nits in hair? How do you get head lice? How to check for lice? How to treat lice?” Lice infestation is called Pediculosis and when lice live on your head it is called Pediculosis Capitis. Head lice (more technically termed as Pediculus humanus var. Capitis) feeds on the human blood and affects the age group of 6 - 12 years most commonly. In rural areas, lice can be found in 13.3% to 49% of kids aged 3 - 13 years and is much more common in girls than boys owing to longer hair length.


Lice does not spread any disease, although their bites can make a child's scalp itchy and irritated, and scratching can lead to infection. It's best to treat head lice immediately once they're found because they can spread easily from person to person. Medicated shampoos, lotions as well as oral medications are available to treat this condition effectively.

How do you get head lice or where do lice come from?

Your child can get head lice from head-to-head contact and sharing of...