OverviewThis photograph shows the "nits" or tiny white egg sacks attached to the hairs. Schools often insist that these be entirely removed before a child returns to school.
Update Date 4/21/2015
Updated by: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.