Symptoms of body lice
Itching of the skin, often on the head, trunk, or pubic area. Lice eggs can be seen on one’s hair The person will feel like he is overheated or has a slight fever
Causes of Body lice
There are three types of lice which infect people: the head louse (pediculosis capitis), the body louse (p. corporis), and the crab louse (p. pubis). Crab lice (also called crabs) are spread by sexual contact
Lice can be spread by hanging coats, scarves, and caps together or using someone else’s comb, brush, etc. They live on the clothing (especially in the seams), travel to the skin once a day for a meal, then back onto the clothing.
Lice live about 30 days, and the female lays about ten eggs a day. The tiny eggs (nits) are laid at the base of a hair shaft. As the hair grows, the nits are carried upward and can be seen. They look like tiny black or rust-colored spots at, or near, the base of the hair. They can even be found on the chest, beard, and eyelashes.