Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Body Lice Prevention

Prevention of lice includes:

  • Avoid contact with those who have lice.
  • Good personal hygiene
  • Wash personal items regularly:
    • Bedding
    • Clothes
    • Linens
  • Do not share personal care items:
    • Brushes
    • Combs
    • Towels
  • Vacuum furniture regularly

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Last Updated: Dec 17, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Body Lice References
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  2. 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. [11917782]
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