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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
22 years experience Pediatrics
Small red bumps: People infected with body lice usually have increased itching and rash under the arms, stomach area and groin. But the rash can occur on any part of ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
body lice: Body lice (Pediculosis humanus corporis) is most apt to present on the flank, neck or upper shoulders but might manifest in the axilla. Blue spots may ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Drops of blood in sk: Body lice are rare these days. They are large enough to see amd live inside clothing. I have not seen a case of body lice in over 30 years. These woul ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Body Lice: Body lice live in the seams and folds of clothing. They feed on human blood and lay their eggs and deposit waste matter on the skin and clothing. The ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Scalp and pubic: Scalp: called head lice. Lower abdomen and genitalia: called pubic lice.
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Body Lice: Body lice live in the seams and folds of clothing. They feed on human blood and lay their eggs and deposit waste matter on the skin and clothing. The ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Lice: There are 3 types of lice: pubic (crabs), head & body lice.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Most insect which draw a blood meal though a bite will cause a local reaction with redness, swelling, warmth and itch. It is often impossible to tell ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
Dr. Craig Lum answered
24 years experience General Surgery
Scalp scratching: Can be either lice or scabies or fleas. I suspect the first. Better see your PCP asap for evaluation and treatment.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Like insect bites: The bites appear like small insect bites, if you scratch the area, then the region would be red, hot and tender to the touch, if infected.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
It could be lice: Key to both remove the nits that stick to the hair as well as the adult lice. An all metal nit comb is very effective in removing nits. Come out smal ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Nits adhere to hair.: Nits are louse eggs. Nits can be white, yellow, tan to gray depending on if the nit has hatched, if it is dead or what stage of development it is in. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nazima Latif
Specializes in
Bed bugs: The bites could be due to bed bugs.Its advisable to see your GP for further assessment.Good luck
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
Should go away soon: These could just be hyper allergic response to lice. After lice treatment, these should fade away in a week or so. If not, let your doctor examine it ... Read More

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