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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.

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 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.

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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, .

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Lice shampoo was used and no lice or nits seen, still feel smthg moving in head but can't see anything, plus wife getting bites on body while sleeping

Lice shampoo was used and no lice or nits seen, still feel smthg moving in head but can't see anything, plus wife getting bites on body while sleeping

Reinfestation?: If your head lice has infested your wife, you will need to get the whole household including yourself treated at the same time otherwise the cycle will never end. Having said that, the residual itching may last some days after the lice have been eradicated.

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Checked for lice, bed bugs & tree mites. No bites nothing but dandruff. Can dry skin can make you feel it on other body parts? Dry skin but oily hair?

Checked for lice, bed bugs & tree mites. No bites nothing but dandruff. Can dry skin can make you feel it on other body parts? Dry skin but oily hair?

Yes: More severe dry skin is also called eczema. Stay well hydrated, moisturize your skin daily, and take cool (instead of hot) showers. Yes, you can have dry skin and oily hair.

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Could lice live inside your body?

Could lice live inside your body?

No: They would just be another foreign body ingestion, killed by stomach acid.

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Please tell me, could lice live inside your body?

No: Lice do not live inside your body or attack your organs. They live on skin/ hair.

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What to do if I discovered a lice on my under shirt but my body does not itch?

Best to treat: Hopefully you have discovered the infestation in its very early stages. Since body lice are sometimes difficult to eliminate and are contagious, waiting for signs of itching before initiating treatment may make it harder for you to become louse free. A treatment course for all household members and decontamination of your home should be a serious consideration.

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Me and my family has been infested with lice for over 10 years and no body will do any thing about?

Me and my family has been infested with lice for over 10 years and no body will do any thing about?

Curious question: Head lice are a human only problem, they cannot live on animals and can only survive for a limited time on objects like caps or scarves. Some studies show 95% of lice are resistant to common treatments in some areas. Family cure means all must be treated at the same time along with any human contacts. Objects that may hide lice or eggs should be sanitized.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What are the signs of scabies or body lice?

What are the signs of scabies or body lice?

Bumps and itch: Typically red very itchy bumps, and specifically for scabies burrow like rash that is itchy and most commonly in areas of skin folds.

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Body lice burrow in skin, what should I do?

Body lice burrow in skin, what should I do?

Get help: This is a very treatable condition. You need to have the condition confirmed and treated.

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What are the best ways to prevent body lice?

What are the best ways to prevent body lice?

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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