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How do you treat body lice?

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To treat body lice, wash the entire body with soap and water. If this is not effective, you may have to use pediculocide preparation -- either over-the-counter or prescription. As with a head lice infestation, you'll have to wash all clothing, towels, and bedding in hot water and dry in a hot dryer.

SOURCES:

News release, Sanofi Pasteur U.S. CDC: "Lice: Treatment." "Parasites - Lice - Head Lice." "Scabies: Treatment." UptoDate.com.


News release. FDA. Hoekelman, R. (editor) Mosby, 2001.
Primary Pediatric Care,


 

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on April 3, 2018

SOURCES:

News release, Sanofi Pasteur U.S. CDC: "Lice: Treatment." "Parasites - Lice - Head Lice." "Scabies: Treatment." UptoDate.com.


News release. FDA. Hoekelman, R. (editor) Mosby, 2001.
Primary Pediatric Care,


 

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on April 3, 2018

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