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how do you get body lice

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
22 years experience Pediatrics
Contact: Scabies can be transmitted from person to person through direct contact, or through shared bedding, towels, and clothing of an infested person. Body l ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Can spread to neck area and can rarely self inoculate. Treatment is same topical medications.
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Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Lice: The body louse is slightly larger than the head louse but has the same general appearance. Unlike the head louse, which lives on its human host the sc ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Environment differs: Crowded, unsanitary living areas predispose to body lice, although anyone can catch them. Barracks, dormitories, refugee camps & the homeless are typ ... Read More
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Dr. Garron Miller
22 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Unfortunately, lice can be a common manifestation. It does not mean that you are dirty. Someone may contract it from school, daycares or siblings. ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
44 years experience Family Medicine
Body lice treatment: Body lice mainly live in clothing. Destroy or carefully wash infected clothing in hot water (at least 130 degrees f), then machine dry using a hot cyc ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Vinegar may help: Vinegar has been cited as a natural rx for head lice when applied to dry hair & massaged through it daily for a week. It does loosen the nits (egg cas ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
26 years experience Pediatrics
Hiv - mammals : It is not a known source of transmission, hiv infects by infecting T cells in humans, a very specific part of the immune system.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
??Vinegar??: The idea of shaving off all your hair is interesting. True, lice lay eggs on the shaft of hair as a convenience & without hair u could probably see th ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Head & body: lice are different entities.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
No - they are : different species. 3 different species of lice can infect humans): Body lice = Pediculus humanus humanus Head lice = Peidculus humanus capitis Pubic ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Germophobia: This is the same question as your others, this time about lice. Like warts, only by intimate contact with another person, not through clothing or cont ... Read More

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