- Lift a 1-2 inch section of hair, starting as close to the scalp as possible, and slowly comb through this section of hair to the end. Wipe off the comb with a tissue or paper towel and use a magnifying lens to identify any objects you may find.
- Pin back this section of hair and continue combing through another 1-2″ section, repeating this step until the entire head has been checked for lice and eggs. Be sure to look carefully around the ears and back of the neck, where lice are commonly found.
If no lice or nits (eggs) are found, DO NOT TREAT. Carefully re-inspect daily for at least two weeks following suspected exposure to lice.
If you do find lice or eggs, stop combing and start eliminating! See how to get RID of Lice.
Also, continue to inspect household members who may have been exposed to lice for at least two weeks.