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How do you treat pubic lice?

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Pubic lice can be treated with over-the counter medications that have pyrethrins or permethrin lotion 1%. Your sexual partners will also have to be treated. Crabs are also sometimes found on eyelashes or eyebrows. A nit comb or fingernails may be used if there are only a few live nits on them. Otherwise a special prescription eye ointment may be prescribed.

SOURCES:

News release, Sanofi Pasteur U.S. CDC: "Lice: Treatment." "Parasites - Lice - Head Lice." "Scabies: Treatment." UptoDate.com.


News release. FDA. Hoekelman, R. (editor) Mosby, 2001.
Primary Pediatric Care,


 

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on April 3, 2018

SOURCES:

News release, Sanofi Pasteur U.S. CDC: "Lice: Treatment." "Parasites - Lice - Head Lice." "Scabies: Treatment." UptoDate.com.


News release. FDA. Hoekelman, R. (editor) Mosby, 2001.
Primary Pediatric Care,


 

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on April 3, 2018

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