Bear with me...I'm new to school nursing! I have a student who had lice...probably about 3 weeks ago (not sure..I didn't see the student, but heard about it after he returned to school). He was brought to the clinic late last week scratching away at his head. I saw nothing other than dry skin and a very slight discoloration (pink) around his right ear. My guess is that's where the infestation was previously. But he was scratching all over. So my question is how long does someone feel itchy after lice has been treated?
He was brought back to clinic today, but I was not available to see him (long story). Teacher said she thinks she sees nits though. I'm sure he will be brought back to clinic tomorrow and I'll have a look then. Also, I've never seen lice up close and personal...Will I know it when I see it??
I've read that nits won't just fall off like dandruff does, but adult lice are hard to spot b/c they are fast and hide from light. I'm sure it's possible he could have a re infestation too.