A Novel Nit Comb Concept Using Ultrasound Actuation: Preclinical Evaluation.

@article{Burgess2016ANN,
  title={A Novel Nit Comb Concept Using Ultrasound Actuation: Preclinical Evaluation.},
  author={Mark N. Burgess and Elizabeth R. Brunton and Ian F. Burgess},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={2016},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={152-6}
}
Nit combing and removal of head louse, Pediculus humanus capitis De Geer (Anoplura: Pediculidae), eggs is a task made more difficult because "nit combs" vary in efficiency. There is currently no evidence that the binding of the eggshell to the hair can be loosened chemically and few hair treatments improve the slip of the louse eggs along the hair. Ultrasound, applied through the teeth of a nit comb, may facilitate the flow of fluids into the gap between the hair shaft and the tube of fixative… CONTINUE READING