Lice begin their lives as eggs, which are also known as nits. Nits look like little grey-white dots and stick to individual hairs. They are laid close to the scalp. Any nits you find a few centimetres from the scalp will be harmless. Nits are only ever laid in the hair. You won’t find them anywhere else on the body.
Away with nits
Remove the nits from your (children’s) hair as soon as possible. It’s also a good idea to take a preventive approach.
Elimax kills nits and head lice and keeps new infestations at bay. Available from your pharmacist.