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How do you stop the spread of pubic lice and eggs?

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  • Check other family members for pubic lice. Anyone who sleeps in the same bed as the person should be treated, even if no pubic lice are found.
  • Wash clothes, bedding, or towels used by the person in the 2 days before treatment. Use hot water.
  • Dry clean or store Items that can't be washed in a plastic bag for 2 weeks.
  • Avoid sexual contact until the person and sexual partners have been treated and re-evaluated.

From: Crabs (Pubic Lice) Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

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CDC: "Pubic 'Crab' Lice, Fact Sheet" and "Crab Lice, Treatment."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on November 19, 2017

SOURCES:

CDC: "Pubic 'Crab' Lice, Fact Sheet" and "Crab Lice, Treatment."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on November 19, 2017

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