Body lice ("louse" for just one) 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, MPH - Pediatrics Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine