Can you get body lice from having head lice travel downwards?

Yes. Can spread to neck area and can rarely self inoculate. Treatment is same topical medications.
Lice. The body louse is slightly larger than the head louse but has the same general appearance. Unlike the head louse, which lives on its human host the scalp, the body louse lives in clothing (commonly in the seamed areas) and then transfers to the human host to feed. Head lice and body lice are totally different physically and head lice do not go to the body.

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Could infested head lice lead get in your finger nails and lead to body lice please help!?

No - they are . different species. 3 different species of lice can infect humans): Body lice = Pediculus humanus humanus Head lice = Peidculus humanus capitis Pubic lice = Pthirus pubis. . Read more...
Three Lice Types. There are three different species of louse that can infest humans and are specific for the head, body, or pubic hair. They preferentially live on the specified sites. Only the body louse transmits diseases. So the answer is no, you cannot transmit head lice to the body as body lice through fingernails. Read more...

How does head lice get transmitted to another child?

Head lice. Contact with an already infested person is the most common way that transmission of head lice occurs. Head-to-head contact is common during play at school and at home (sports activities, on a playground, slumber parties, at camp, etc.).Using infested combs, brushes, or towels, wearing clothing such as hats, scarves, coats, sports uniforms, or hair ribbons recently worn by an infested person. Read more...
Skin-to-skin contact. ...Is the most common method, although it can also be transmitted by using an infested person's comb or brush, or putting one's head on the same pillowcase. Read more...

Can head lice spread from your head to other hairy regions of your body?

No. The forelegs of lice are specifically designed for different body hair types. Head lice are only able to cling to head hair. Pubic lice specifically attach to pubic hair, but interestingly, can also attach to eyelashes. Read more...

My cousin says she had head lice. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

Possibly. If you in deed have lice, or get it. It can be treated most of the time with an over the counter medication. (rid, permethrin). Apply one application, and reuse in 7 dys. Read more...
Human only pbm. Lice is a human only problem that thrives is confined spaces and close living situations.The lice often travel to a new host on scarves, combs, towels or directly thru close contact.10 d after hatching they are sexually mature & lay eggs at the hairline stuck to hair.A new crop of lice need to feed & feeding leads to scratching & greater chance to be cast off.Whole families are often infested. Read more...