Pediculosis Corporis Body Lice

Body lice are most frequently seen in patients who live in environments that prevent regular changing of clothing and bedding, such as the homeless. Diagnosis should be suspected in patients with generalized itching and excoriations and poor hygiene. Body lice are more likely to be found in the seams of clothing than on the patient (Fig. 33-65). Initial treatment of body lice entails washing the entire body surface and wearing clean clothing. In severe infestations, topical use of permethrin, pyrethrin, or malathion may be indicated. Again, clothing and bedding should be washed in hot water or dry-cleaned. As an alternative to topical treatment, ivermectin may be given orally.

How To Reduce Acne Scarring

How To Reduce Acne Scarring

Acne is a name that is famous in its own right, but for all of the wrong reasons. Most teenagers know, and dread, the very word, as it so prevalently wrecks havoc on their faces throughout their adolescent years.

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