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Crab lice from tanning bed?
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: Yes!
Yes, tanning beds can be a vector for pubic lice ("crabs").
If the bed is not properly cleaned or towels provided by the salon are not washed in hot water, crab lice can survive for several days on these surfaces. They are difficult to see on the tanning bed surface, and they are not killed by anti-bacterial or anti-viral cleaning agents. Just one more reason to avoid tanning salons!

In brief: Yes!
Yes, tanning beds can be a vector for pubic lice ("crabs").
If the bed is not properly cleaned or towels provided by the salon are not washed in hot water, crab lice can survive for several days on these surfaces. They are difficult to see on the tanning bed surface, and they are not killed by anti-bacterial or anti-viral cleaning agents. Just one more reason to avoid tanning salons!
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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