What do body lice look like?

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A body lice looks like this.

Can body lice get under your skin or in your body I don't know what I have
Body lice are tiny insects, about the size of a sesame seed. Body lice live in your clothing and bedding and travel to your skin several times a day to feed on blood. The most common sites for bites are around the neck, shoulders, armpits, waist and groin — places where clothing seams are most likely to touch skin.

Body lice are similar to head lice, but have different habits. While head lice live in your hair and feed on your scalp, body lice typically live in your clothes and bedding. They travel to your skin several times a day to feed on blood.

The seams of your clothing are the most common places for body lice to lay their eggs (nits). You can become infested with body lice if you come into close contact with a person who has body lice, or with clothing or bedding that is infested with body lice. They bite skin and feed on blood. There's no report that they can get under the skin.
How do you get rid of them?
Wash an change everyday wash everything

Adult body lice are 2.3–3.6 mm in length. Even if it looks big in the picture, it's actually like moving seasame.

If you catch one and crush it you can see red blood.
How to kill the lice in my hair, they're biting me!
You can buy pediculicide from drug store, some of them are OTC. Apply according to the instruction. Make sure you get the pediculicide that can kill the eggs of lice.
Lice are parasitic insects that feed on human blood and can infest the head, body, and pubic area. Humans are the body louse’s only host and lice will die within five to seven days if they fall off of a person.
Good hygiene and regularly washing clothing and bed linens are generally enough to treat and prevent infestations of body lice.