A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the best ways to prevent body lice?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Avoid: Lice aw caught from other people. Wash clothes on hot water and if you re infected you must. E treated with prescription product which kills lice such as Elimite (permethrin) or knell. Bedding should also be washed in hot water.
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 46 years experience
Avoid contact: The best prevention is to avoid touching anyone who has them. Those already infested need treatment with one of several topical or oral medications; see a doctor.
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