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How common is it for somebody to get body lice?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Garron Miller
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Unfortunately, lice can be a common manifestation.
It does not mean that you are dirty. Someone may contract it from school, daycares or siblings. It is treated with an over the counter medicine, called rid or Permethrin cream.

In brief: Yes

Unfortunately, lice can be a common manifestation.
It does not mean that you are dirty. Someone may contract it from school, daycares or siblings. It is treated with an over the counter medicine, called rid or Permethrin cream.
Dr. Garron Miller
Dr. Garron Miller
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