My two year old daughter has tiny insects in her hair, and now her mom is crying. I decided to write this story here for your solutions.

Today, after her bath, her mother saw what we believe to be lice on her head. Amidst her hair her mom found tiny insects that we suspect are Pediculus.

What should we do?

my wife cant sleep last night , and tell me when I close my eyes see those lice in child's hair. she-was-worry-because-he-was-scared-and-she think this is very hard to clean them in carpet and bed and hair and other babies that play with my girl

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I have never experienced this myself; however, from what I have heard from other parents and teachers there is no reason to panic. Lice is not untreatable. I found the following informationfor you at kidshealth.org.

Treatment

Your doctor can recommend a medicated shampoo, cream rinse, or lotion to kill the lice. These may be over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription medications, depending on what treatments have already been tried. Medicated lice treatments usually kill the lice and nits, but it may take a few days for the itching to stop. For very resistant lice, an oral medication might be prescribed.

It's important to follow the directions exactly because these products are insecticides. Applying too much medication — or using it too frequently — can increase the risk of causing harm. Follow the directions on the product label to ensure that the treatment works properly.

Treatment may be unsuccessful if the medication is not used correctly or if the lice are resistant to it. After treatment, your doctor may suggest combing out the nits with a fine-tooth comb and also may recommend repeating treatment in 7 to 10 days to kill any newly hatched nits.

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