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A 19-year-old female asked:

Can body lice harm my one month old baby?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Possibly: See your pediatrician and get this taken care of asap. These critters carry a variety of infections and can also produce severe itching and rash. Get help.
Dr. Terry Brenneman
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Body lice in the US are very rare and can carry diseases. Head lice,on the other hand, are very common but do not carry diseases.
Dec 26, 2012
Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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