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Adult...female Do lice burrow under your skin If so, how

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Adult...female

Do lice burrow under your skin? If so, how do you kill them ?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Nephrologist replied 6 years ago.
Lice don't, but scabies do. Do you suspect scabies? Which part of the body?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
on my face
Expert:  Nephrologist replied 6 years ago.
Tell me more why you think there is something burrowing under your skin...what do you see?

Edited by Nephrologist on 7/31/2010 at 11:49 PM EST
Expert:  Nephrologist replied 6 years ago.
Also, scabies are very very itchy...are your lesions itching?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I see small bumps on my face, especially around my eyebrows, eyelashes and the fine hair around my lips. When I try to remove them I find what I thought were lice seem to me, under a magnifying glass, seem to be tiny black things. There are also lice looking things, too.
Expert:  Nephrologist replied 6 years ago.

Are these bumps red or black?

 

Do they itch?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
They are flesh colored like my skin....white.They do not itch
Expert:  Nephrologist replied 6 years ago.

Not likely to be lice or other mites. Those itch a lot. Do these look anything like this:

 

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