Are there any home remedies for body lice bite symptoms?
There are many home remedies for body lice bite symptoms.
Though home remedies are safe for most people, it’s a good idea to check with your healthcare provider before trying some of the following options. You may be at risk of developing an allergic reaction.
- Aloe vera gel: Aloe vera is a succulent plant. The gel in its leaves contains salicylic acid, which relieves itching and pain. Apply aloe vera gel to your rash and body lice bites.
- Ice: Ice can slow down the amount of blood that flows to an area. It reduces inflammation, pain, swelling and itchiness. Apply an ice pack covered in a light towel over the area for at least 10 minutes three to four times a day for relief.
- Oatmeal: Oatmeal contains gluten, which can soothe body lice bites. Colloidal oatmeal is available OTC, or you can make your own by putting oatmeal in a food processor. Mix the oatmeal powder with warm water until it becomes a thick, sticky paste. Apply enough of the oatmeal paste to cover your body lice bites completely. After at least 10 minutes, wipe off the paste with a clean towel.