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hi, i've ask my gp about ivermectin for pubic lice.he told me i need to see a specialist.

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Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Pubic lice: How to treat pubic lice infestations: 1% permethrin can be found OTC. Carefully follow the instructions in the package or on the label. Thoroughly saturate the pubic hair and other infested areas with lice medication. Leave medication on hair for the time recommended in the instructions. After waiting the recommended time, remove the medication by following carefully the instructions.
Dr. David Feig
Dr. David Feig commented
Family Medicine 18 years experience
its not the best picture but probably better than the alternative
Nov 23, 2014
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 38 years experience
Topical Tx first: I would try topical Tx before using Oral Tx. Topical tx such as Lindane is very effective and generally very safe.

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