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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for body lice?

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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 cycle. You may need a prescription cream or wash containing permethrin, malathione, or benzyl alcohol. However, hygiene and washing clothes, bedding, and towels are usually enough. http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/body-lice/overview.html.

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Body lice: 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 cycle.Your doctor may also recommend a prescription cream or wash containing permethrin, malathione, or benzyl alcohol.However, hygiene and washing clothes, bedding, and towels are most important and are usually enough.

Answered 4/10/2012

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