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Body lice live and lay eggs (nits) in the seams of clothing. They
are only present on the body when they are feeding. Body lice are usually
spread through contact with personal items such as clothing and hats.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics Specialist Medical ReviewerSusan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics