Head lice

Body lice

Body lice feed on blood and although they look very much like those found on the head, they are actually a different species and often live in the seams of clothing. Body lice symptoms include intense itching, rash, red bumps and areas of thicker or darkened skin. Learn more about body lice treatment and prevention and how body lice spreads in overcrowded areas.

What are body lice?

Body lice are different to head and pubic lice and often infest people in close or dirty living circumstances.

Symptoms of body lice

Seeing visible lice on the body is the most obvious sign of infestation. This is usually accompanied by intense itching and even a rash.

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