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Body Lice

 

Body lice are parasitic insects found on human body and clothes.

Causes 

  • Direct contact with infected people
  • Direct contact with infected articles such as clothes, bed sheets, mattresses etc

Symptoms

  • Excessive itching on the body
  • Tiny red bite marks or rash
  • Lice or nits on the skin or seams of clothing

Treatment

  • Washing infected clothes, bed sheets and towels at high temperatures
  • Maintaining adequate hygiene by bathing regularly with soap and water
  • Disinfecting or disposing off the infected articles

Prevention

  • Avoid contact with infected people
  • Avoid sharing bed sheets, towels or clothes with people with low hygiene
  • Maintain appropriate body hygiene