No Lying Around With Lice

We discuss the common, but bothersome, problem of head lice in school-going children. With tips from experts, you can get rid of these pesky parasites.

By Amrita Gracias

Priya notices that her seven-year-old daughter, Smita has been constantly scratching her head over the past few days. For someone with clean, healthy hair, this is something unusual. Upon closer examination, Priya is alarmed to notice that her daughter’s hair is infested with nits. Wasting no time, Priya contacts a dermatologist who, in turn, assures her that this ‘widespread problem’ is ‘easily treatable’. The concerned mother heaves a huge sigh of relief. After all, this was not the case during her childhood. Back then, the problem wasn't considered 'easily treatable'.

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