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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for body lice?
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Body lice treatment
Body lice mainly live in clothing.
Destroy or carefully wash infected clothing in hot water (at least 130 degrees f), then machine dry using a hot cycle. You may need a prescription cream or wash containing permethrin, malathione, or benzyl alcohol. However, hygiene and washing clothes, bedding, and towels are usually enough. http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/body-lice/overview.html.

In brief: Body lice treatment
Body lice mainly live in clothing.
Destroy or carefully wash infected clothing in hot water (at least 130 degrees f), then machine dry using a hot cycle. You may need a prescription cream or wash containing permethrin, malathione, or benzyl alcohol. However, hygiene and washing clothes, bedding, and towels are usually enough. http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/body-lice/overview.html.
Dr. Colin Kerr
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
In brief: Body lice
Body lice mainly live in clothing.
Destroy or carefully wash infected clothing in hot water (at least 130 degrees f), then machine dry using a hot cycle.Your doctor may also recommend a prescription cream or wash containing permethrin, malathione, or benzyl alcohol.However, hygiene and washing clothes, bedding, and towels are most important and are usually enough.

In brief: Body lice
Body lice mainly live in clothing.
Destroy or carefully wash infected clothing in hot water (at least 130 degrees f), then machine dry using a hot cycle.Your doctor may also recommend a prescription cream or wash containing permethrin, malathione, or benzyl alcohol.However, hygiene and washing clothes, bedding, and towels are most important and are usually enough.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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