Head lice and nits are very common in young children. They don’t have anything to do with dirty hair and are usually picked up from head-to-head contact.
Check if it’s head lice
How to get rid of head lice
You can’t prevent head lice
There’s nothing you can do to prevent head lice. You can reduce the risk of lice spreading by avoiding head-to-head contact.
Don’t use medicated lotions and sprays to prevent head lice. This can irritate the scalp.
There’s no need for children to stay off school, or to wash laundry on a hot wash.