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What Are Body Lice?
Where Are Body Lice Found?
Body Lice Diseases
How do you get Body Lice
How Do They Survive?
When treating Body Lice it is helpful understanding their life cycle, as you need to ensure that they are all killed. The life cycle of lice has 3 stages: egg (or nit), nymph and adult. Female adults can lay well over a 100 eggs/nits (whitish in color) which stick to hair or the clothing of their host for up to ten days, using saliva. The eggs hatch into nymphs which look like miniature versions of adults ('exopterygotes') and the nymph's then moult three times before they develop into adults (usually taking a further 10 days). The casing that the nymph hatches from remains on the hair (or on in the seams of clothing) and turns yellow. Adult lice need to feed on their host by piercing the skin and sucking their blood, before they reproduce.
Treatment for Body Lice should be sought and administered quickly. A pediculicide could be prescribed by your doctor, however for those that have access to clean clothing, bedding and can bathe daily it is unlikely any medication will be needed for Body Lice. As Body Lice can live in clothes, on towels and in bedding, all must be washed on a hot cycle (130 degrees Fahrenheit) and then hot dried to give the best chance of killing all Body Lice (delousing). Improving personal hygiene and ensuring that the person infected washes on a daily basis will also help. As Body Lice cannot survive without feeding on a host, any infected clothes and bedding could simply be left for two weeks away from the human body and any lice and eggs would die anyway. Malathion or Permethrin may be suggested by your doctor if the infestation is severe and if you are unfortunate enough to be infected with one of the diseases, antibiotics will usually be prescribed. It is unlikely that a Body Lice infestation will persist on anyone who is able to wash regularly and can access clean clothes and bedding.
Treating all those who are infected at the same time will help avoid further spread of Body Lice. It is very important to treat Body Lice as soon as possible and to avoid passing them to other people. A good level of personal hygiene will help prevent Body Lice from infecting you, as will avoiding those who are infected, sharing infected clothes and other devices (such as combs and brushes). You cannot guarantee 100% that you will avoid Body Lice as repellents are not said to be totally effective, but washing daily, wearing clean clothes and regularly changing your bedding will all help prevent any infestation.
Thousands of people search to find out about different types of parasites and how to get rid of them. Fortunately there are so many lice products available on line, you should be able to find what you want without too much of a problem. We hope that you have found this article on Body Lice a useful guide and that any questions you may have had have been answered. You will find that this website is a great resource, including this article, whether you are looking to learn more, purchase related products or just seek some quiet information. Men, women and children are all affected by these parasites and we hope you have located the treatment you may need, be it a comb, lotion, cream, medication or shampoo. Treatments and remedies should be sought after quickly and if you have pubic-lice you should seek medical advice so they cannot be spread or infect others.
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