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can you clarify what body lice really is?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
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. Head lice and body lice are caused by the same animal; pubic lice is caused by a slightly different but related mite.
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 71 years experience
BODY LICE: Body lice are tiny insects that infest humans. They lay their eggs on the seams of clothing. They cause intense itching in those people who have them. They are highly contagious. Cleanliness is most important for those who are afflicted. Washing of clothes and bedding with very hot soapy water is a must. Actually, no medication is necessary if the clothing and underwear are thoroughly washed.

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What is the most fragile bone in the body?

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Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 38 years experience
Pinky toe: Although it may not be structurally the most "fragile" bone in the body, the most often broken bone in the body is the 5th (or pinky) toe. In some sports, like sailing, the pinky toe is broken in 50% of athletes who are involved in the sport for more than 2 years.
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Does your body get used to the fitness if you run every night?

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Dr. Jennifer Haley
Dermatology 23 years experience
Yes!: You will accommodate and will not have to work as hard so you will not get as good of a workout. I am a big advocate of hiit (high intensity interval training) and recommend you add hill work or some sprints to your workout to challenge yourself - 30 sec sprint with 90 sec jog works well x 8. This workout also enhances natural secretion of growth hormone and increases your resting metabolism.
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How long would 5mg of lortab, stay in a 110 lb person's body?

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Dr. Peter Zimmerman
Pain Management 33 years experience
All depends: 1) do you take narcotics regularly? Your system will metabolize more rapidly. 2) are you asking how long they will provide effect? Typically 4-6 hours. 3) are you asking how long will it be before you test negative on a urine drug screen? Probably 2-3 days.
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How long will pseudoephedrine last in your body?

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Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Depends on dosage: The bottles are usually labelled as to how long they last. 60 mg is marketed to last 4 to 6 hours, 120 mg 12 hours, and 240 mg all day. The generics may not work as a sustained release tablet as well as brand name drugs here. Pseudophedrine can cause palpitations, jitteriness, insomnia, and high blood pressure. By about age 40 i tell most people not to take it with any regularity.
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How long does the normal flu virus live in the body after symptoms subside?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Not long: As you recover from influenza the body is building antibodies which attack and kill the virus.

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