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Can lice move to other parts of the body and live

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
23 years experience Pediatrics
Not likely: Head lice is almost always found on the head. Same cannot be said about body and pubic lice.

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
9 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: More severe dry skin is also called eczema. Stay well hydrated, moisturize your skin daily, and take cool (instead of hot) showers. Yes, you can have ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Lice: Pubic lice (phthirus pubis) can be treated with otc product like nix (permethrin) or rid. Other options are prescription medications like Malathion (k ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: They would just be another foreign body ingestion, killed by stomach acid.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: Lice do not live inside your body or attack your organs. They live on skin/ hair.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Best to treat: Hopefully you have discovered the infestation in its very early stages. Since body lice are sometimes difficult to eliminate and are contagious, waiti ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
See a dermatologist: It's hard to imagine having lice for 10 years. There is something that must change in your environment and hygiene and you will need topical medicine. ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Infestation: Body lice are tiny animals that infect humans. They are contracted by skin-to-skin contact with persons who have them, or by wearing their clothes. He ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Scabies.: Tunneled rash.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Google it: Google images/ body lice will show you what they look like.

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