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What do body lice bites normally look like?

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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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Dr. Carla L. King answered:

What do the bites of body lice look like??

Small red bumps

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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.
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What does body lice look like?

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Dr. Keith Ramsey answered:

What does a body lice rash look like?

Usually no rash

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Body lice are very small bugs. They usually do not cause a rash. They cling to the base of hairs and lay tiny white eggs on the shafts of the hairs.
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Can bed bugs be transported in body hair sort of like body lice?

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Because they are nocturnal it would be more likely that they would be transported in the crevices of your clothing, your luggage, on bedding, second-hand furniture etc. They hide in crevices during the day. At night they are attracted to the carbon dioxide that humans exhale as well the warmth emitted by our bodies. It comes out to feed on our blood. They can go a year without eating so they >
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How do you get scabies or body lice?

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Scabies can be transmitted from person to person through direct contact, or through shared bedding, towels, and clothing of an infested person. Body lice are transmitted in a similar way but are very uncommon except in the homeless population. Unlike scabies which burrow under the skin causing an intense itching and inflammatory rash, lice live on the skin and in the clothes of the infested person
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What is the best way to cure body lice?

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Body can be treated with OTC product like Nix 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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Dr. Jerome Litt answered:

Can you clarify what body lice really is?

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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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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

Can body lice harm my one month old baby?

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See your pediatrician and get this taken care of ASAP. These critters carry a variety of infections and can also produce severe itching and rash. Get help.
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Body lice burrow in skin, what should I do?

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