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What causes nits?

Causes. This may occur as children or family members play or interact closely. Proximity of stored belongings. Storing infested clothing in closets, in lockers or on side-by-side hooks at school, or storing personal items such as pillows, blankets, combs and stuffed toys in proximity at home can permit lice to spread.

What are NITs and what are lice in hair? Head lice are tiny insects that live in hair. Nits are the empty egg cases attached to hair that head lice hatch from. Head lice are a common problem, particularly in school children aged 4-11.

How are NITs transferred from one head to another? The more time you spend with your head in close contact with someone who has nits, the more likely you are to catch them yourself. While the eggs (nits) cannot move, lice can walk from one head to another. The more hair available for lice transfer, the more likely this transfer is.

How old do you have to be to get NITs? Nits are the empty egg cases attached to hair that head lice hatch from. Head lice are a common problem, particularly in school children aged 4-11. They’re largely harmless, but can live in the hair for a long time if not treated and can be irritating and frustrating to deal with. This page covers:

When to treat head lice and NITs in children? Luckily, you only need to treat your child if you find live lice. Nits stick to the hair very strongly and can take weeks to fall out – long after the lice have hatched out and gone.