Body Lice Itching
Medications for itching in those with lice include:
- An oral antihistamine:
- Anti-itch creams:
- Benadryl Itch Stopping Cream
- 1% hydrocortisone cream:
- Domeboro astringent
Oral antihistamines can be sedating. Use them with caution and do not mix them with alcohol or other sedatives. Follow directions on product packaging.
Continue to Body Lice Warning Signs
- Fournier PE, Ndihokubwayo JB, Guidran J, Kelly PJ, Raoult D. Human pathogens in body and head lice. Emerg Infect Dis. 2002 Dec;8(12):1515-8. 
- Venna S, Fleischer AB Jr, Feldman SR. Scabies and lice: review of the clinical features and management principles. Dermatol Nurs. 2001 Aug;13(4):257-62; quiz 265-6.