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could use your help docs! my brother has body lice in his room?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Lice: Wash clothing or linens in hot water. Soak personal items like combs or brushes in hot water for at least 10 minutes (or throw them out if this is an option). Vacuum floors, carpets, mattresses, upholstered furniture &your vehicles. Your brother also needs treatment.

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