I know you're trying to figure out the difference between nits and lice. Well, look no further! This article is here to save your day.
What are Nits?
To kick things off, let's talk about nits. Nits refer to the eggs of head lice that cling on to hair strands with their shell casing attaching itself like a glue.
Wait, did I just say head lice? Oh yes, my dear reader! Head Lice, also known by its scientific name - Pediculus humanus capitis (P.h.capitis), can be commonly mistaken for dandruff because both looks similar in appearance. This parasite feeds on blood and causes itching and redness on the scalp where it gets attached .
Anyway back to topic: NITS! A Nit has an oval shape which appears yellowish-white color once they become matured.
What are Lice?
Now let's jump straight into talking about our little bug friends - LICE. These minuscule insects that live virtually anywhere thrives especially in hair-styles having smaller gaps around it as young ones can’t lay down so many eggs.• They are tiny while fully grown adults which means camouflage could cost them extinct over time • Smaller creatures have benefits too as adaptability according Leonardo da Vinci 'A very small creature should have a proportionately larger muscle power / strength' .
LICE aren't adult bugs but hatch from those nifty little nit casings mentioned earlier becoming those crawling pesky creatures giving us all sort of bothering issues.. An infestation usually consists of dozens if not hundreds of these parasites.
Types of Head Louse Infestations
Not all types of head infestations caused by lousy insects prevail at same time nor symptoms arise for each effectively , making diagnosis difficult:
1)Ova only: presence of eggs only whereas instance where bugs aren’t able hatching or failed to make a place for themselves in hair. 2)Nits ：unhatched shells stuck around hairs which normally end up falling out 3) Nymphs：young lice containing greyish tint easily identifiable specifically from shadows they cast pre-maturing / larger size but not yet adults 4)Lice: Fully grown individuals that attempt reproducing once formed into sex mate combinations, whether male-female pairings or female-female pairs seeking self fertilization with reproductive organs aligned with both genders.
How to Identify an Infestation?
Both nits and lice infestations exhibit symptoms like itching, reddened scalp, inflamed skin or even sores caused by excessive scratching. However nits are way too small and lash onto hairs firmly making identification trickier than their pests counterparts.
So Which is Worse, Nits vs Lice?
It's commonly thought that LICE are worse due to them being the more challenging enemy against extermination issues while also visible right away; however without nits, there couldn't be any re-infestation risk at all. I'm sure you can imagine how horrid it would be if your beautiful hair starts crawling again just after treatment ! Thus it's essential to remove every nit from tresses as well - Don't let your guard down!
Variance In Treatments
There are over-the-counter treatments available such as medicated shampoos and creams which may help eradicate these critters; various treatments include ingredients harmful for humans too such as Lindane .With proper diagnosis though generally prescription meds don't need usage no less freak-scenarios resembling an allergy occur creating complications during secondary applications.
If you're one of those believers who opt for natural remedies homely measures exist using Tea Tree oil , Mayonase among others . Although hardly scientifically backed up these are certainly worth a shot - just make sure they're not worsened by extra-added scratching during treatment time!
Be cautious though! With incorrect diagnosis or failure to remove all eggs carefully,having head lice roam could be expected in very little time(left unnoticed nits bringing new life onto itchy scalp).
It's All In Precaution
The key is always prevention, ladies and gents. Sanitization is of utmost importance when trying to prevent infestations from happening --try avoiding sharing personable items like combs/hair-ties if there's risk someone has or has recently had an infestation.
So that wraps up our lovely chat today. Remember always safeguard every possibility, fight the "bug" with efficiency - this way life will go on without annoying encounters impacting daily routine at work/school!