Exams and Tests
To find out if your child has lice, the doctor will do a close Reference visual exam to look for Reference live lice or their eggs (nits) on the hair Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window. The doctor may also use a fine-toothed comb to help detect lice. He or she may need to look at the lice or eggs under a microscope to confirm the diagnosis.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference August 30, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics