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Body Lice (Definition)

Similar to head lice, these tiny parasitic insects live on the clothes and can often be seen at the seams. They feed on the blood of the host, and ...Read more


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What's the signs of body lice?

What's the signs of body lice?

Extreme itching: particularly at night, trunk, armpits and groin, are mostly affected, however at times it be asymptomatic ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure body lice?

What is the best way to cure body lice?

Body lice tx: Body can be treated with otc product like nix (permethrin) or rid. Other options are prescription medications like Malathion (kept on affected area for 8 to 12 hours); invermectin (2 pills – may need to repeated in 10 days); lindane (if you have failed other treatments). Wash clothing or linens in hot water. Soak personal items like combs or brushes in hot water for at least 10 minutes. ...Read more

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Can you clarify what body lice really is?

Can you clarify what body lice really is?

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. ...Read more

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What do the bites of body lice look like?

What do the bites of body lice look like?

Small red bumps: People infected with body lice usually have increased itching and rash under the arms, stomach area and groin. But the rash can occur on any part of the body. The rash is usually made up of small red bumps on a red base. This can look different if you are scratching the bumps or they become infected. The best place to look for body lice is on the clothing. ...Read more

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What do body lice bites normally look like?

What do body lice bites normally look like?

Body Lice: Body lice live in the seams and folds of clothing. They feed on human blood and lay their eggs and deposit waste matter on the skin and clothing. They can live in clothing for up to 1 month. Lice die within 5 - 7 days at room temperature if they fall off a person.Lice causes severe itching. Itching is usually worse around the waist, under the arms, and places where clothing is tighter. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a body lice problem.?

Describe the features of a body lice problem.?

Infection: Body lice is an infection which is rare at this time. These are larger lice which are visible and can live on clothing.The clothing needs to e discarded and the body treated with a scabicide such as elimite, (permethrin) quell. Applications may need to be repeated and all eggs need to be removed from hair bearing areas.All contacts need to be examined and bedding and furniture need to be examined. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get body lice?

How common is it for somebody to get body lice?

Environment differs: Crowded, unsanitary living areas predispose to body lice, although anyone can catch them. Barracks, dormitories, refugee camps & the homeless are typical modern day ways to get infested. Body lice have been around for a very long time and are good survivors. Treatment is effective if you are thorough with prevention. See mayo clinic website http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/body-lice/ds01073. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: body lice?

What is the definition or description of: body lice?

Body lice: Body lice (pediculus humanus corporis) are similar to head lice. These are tiny parasitic insects live on the clothes and can often be seen at the seams. They feed on the blood of the host, and can spread certain infections. Generally these are found in the homeless or those who are not changing clothes regularly. ...Read more

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Can you catch body lice or crabs in public? Like on bus seats or anything like that??

Body lice: You need to have close or intimate contact to catch but. But they can be on the clothes too. Be carful. ...Read more

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Pediculosis (Definition)

Refers to infestation with lice. Pediculosis can include head lice, body ...Read more