Lice: Removing Nits From Hair
Lice eggs stick to the hair and can be hard to remove. It is possible that if some eggs survive treatment and are not removed from the hair, they may persist or spread to someone else.
You can try wet combing to remove eggs and lice:
Wet combing is an option for infants who can't use lice medicines. Also, some people use a comb to remove eggs after using lice medicine on the hair or just because they don't like the look of lice and eggs in the hair.
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