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What part of the body do skin lice bite?

What part of the body do skin lice bite?

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. You can catch body lice if you come in direct contact with someone who has lice. You can also get lice from infected clothing, towels, . ...Read more

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What are the elements inside the body or outside the body which lead to body hair growth ?

What are the elements inside the body or outside the body which lead to body hair growth ?

Hair Follicles: Hair follicles are genetically determined. They are also affected by hormones that increase or decrease hair growth. Other factors may also have an effect on the hair follicles in various body locations such as hair growth that appears after puberty. ...Read more

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Which parts of the body does the HIV rash normally appear?

Which parts of the body does the HIV rash normally appear?

Any part of body...: Acute skin rashes due to HIV infection can occur within a few days to weeks after initial infection. This type of HIV rash may be noticed with other symptoms such as fatigue. Though acute HIV rashes may occur at any part of the body, common body sites include thorax, back and palms. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter body wash for oily skin and body acne?

What is the best over-the-counter body wash for oily skin and body acne?

What I Recommend: Neutrogena body clear body wash twice daily. After wash, alternate neutrogena body clear body spray with a 10% Alpha hydroxy acid moisturizer (acne.Org has a good one). Good hygiene is also important, so make sure you shower and change clothes right away after a work-out. The degree of body acne can vary, if its irritated or severe you may need to see a doctor for a more thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Does performing " sex " make some of the body wastes in blood go into the body glands ?

Please Clarify: I am not sure what your words mean. I am sorry. If I am interpreting them correctly then sexual activity in general does not change your body's immune functions or blood processes. ...Read more

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Will increasing the hemoglobin in our body help us look pinker in the face?

Will increasing the hemoglobin in our body help us look pinker in the face?

Yes.: When anemia improves , the skin pallor improves. If you buy medications over the counter on your own to supplement iron, folate (folic acid) and vitamin B12 the 3 elements we need for normal red cell production and maintenence , always keep your docotr informed your docotr that you are on supplements on your own as sometimes over supplementation can lead to overloading of system, not good especially with iron ...Read more

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What are the symptom in the body when excess protein is stored in the body?

Can't store protein: Unlike carbohydrates and fat, there is no storage form in the body for proteins. Proteins are either incorporated into tissues or they are eliminated. However there are conditions in the body such as amyloidosis which involve abnormal deposition of misfolded proteins; these can cause a variety of problems including heart failure and kidney failure. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism that the body uses to create fat cells in adults? And how does the body choose where to produce/store fat?

Physiology: You are asking us a question that would take a whole textbook to answer. This forum is not designed to teach you science or provide you with a whole textbook lesson on physiology. We are happy to answer specific question about specific symptoms or problems. But you are asking something that we cannot answer specifically in only 400 characters. ...Read more

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Can athletes feet spread to other parts of the body. Red rash all over body.

Can athletes feet spread to other parts of the body. Red rash all over body.

You : You could likely spread it to other parts of your body if you are not careful with washing your hands after manipulating the infected foot area. ...Read more

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What part of the human body provides structure and rigidity?

The skeletal system.: The bones of the skeletal system provide the structure and rigidity. Crustaceans in the seas, however, are soft on the inside and have outer shells to provide this same structure and rigidity. ...Read more

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How heavy is the human head in proportion to the rest of the body?

How heavy is the human head in proportion to the rest of the body?

About 10 pounds: The average human head weighs about 10 pounds. Perched at top of the body tower and post of the cervical spine, it tends to fall toward the center of them earth at 32 feet per second per second. Compared to other body parts, the head is not weighty, but when held off center, i.e., tilted, it can place great stress on neck and shoulder muscles that hold it upright. ...Read more

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Is their such a parasite that lives on the body in the skin and comes out pores and hair follicle?

Is their such a parasite that lives on the body in the skin and comes out pores and hair follicle?

No: There is a mite called the demodex mite that lives in our hair follicles and is thought to cause rosacea. Otherwise, our pores are too small for parasites. ...Read more

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What are the effects of decreased body temperature on your body weight?

None: Although you might be hypothyroid. Discuss at a visit with your primary care doctor. S/he will review other symptoms in detail. ...Read more

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What is the thin hair covering the surface of my baby's body?

What is the thin hair covering the surface of my baby's body?

Lanugo: Lanugo is a thin, fine downy hair that is the first hair produces by the developing fetus' hair follicles. It starts at 3 months gestation and continues through the 9th month. At birth some babies are born with that fine hair that eventually falls off. ...Read more

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I do upper body weight lifting. Will this cause lose fat on other parts of the body like the lower body?

I do upper body weight lifting. Will this cause lose fat on other parts of the body like the lower body?

It can: Any type of exercise, particularly weight lifting, will increase muscle mass and muscle is more effective at burning calories that other body components so the trend will be to lose weight. Weight comes off everywhere, not just the areas being worked so yes, you can lose fat on other body parts. ...Read more

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If chicken pox viruses enter into the body of a man, what is the reaction within the body?

If chicken pox viruses enter into the body of a man, what is the reaction within the body?

Depends: If you have never had chickenpox, you may develop the disease. If you have had chickenpox as a child, you may develop shingles. ...Read more

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Extra fat in body get converted in different part of body? Any solution?

Extra fat in body get converted in different part of body? Any solution?

SugarIntakeDrivesFat: Carbohydrates (i.e. Sugars in all forms, simple ; complex) are minimal to not needed for human survival ; health. Yet they are widely promoted as part of bogus low-fat diet theory. Fructose, the worst: ~85% converted to triglyceride fat molecules first pass through liver after eaten ; absorbed. Thus, to loose body fat, eat hflc, see: dietdoctor.Com, etc. Fat distribution genetic + some body use. ...Read more

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Where does the stool stay in your body ?

Where does the stool stay in your body ?

Stool is stored: In your rectum, and backs up from there, past the sigmoid colon, up the descending colon, across the transverse colon, and down the ascending colon. ...Read more