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Wait- your SIL found bugs, found nits, or just found areas that were red and sore?
The bugs and nits can all be gone and that won't make the sore spots on the head magically go away. In the best case scenario, it can take several days for the scalp to heal. First the lice bite, then the child scratches, and if the child keeps scratching the red spots may take a long time to heal, even after all the lice are gone. You might want to have a dr take a look at her- it's possible that she has a yeast or bacterial infection from all the scratching, or another skin condition altogether.
Ruth, single mommy to 3 quasi-adults