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Answered 2005-12-10 00:26:05

It sounds like you are talking about scabies, also known as body lice (although there are many other conditions that can cause bumps as described in the question). They can live up to a month on the body; however, they reproduce, so if they are not treated, they can continue living on the body for a long time. Hope this helps! Dr. B.

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