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How to get rid of crab lice? Drown them?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Treatment

Pubic lice (phthirus pubis) can be treated with otc product like nix (permethrin) or rid.
Other options are prescription medications like Malathion (kept on affected area for 8 to 12 hours); invermectin (2 pills – may need to repeated in 10 days); lindane (if you have failed other treatments).

In brief: Treatment

Pubic lice (phthirus pubis) can be treated with otc product like nix (permethrin) or rid.
Other options are prescription medications like Malathion (kept on affected area for 8 to 12 hours); invermectin (2 pills – may need to repeated in 10 days); lindane (if you have failed other treatments).
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Nope.

They can hold their breath a long time, apparently.
Treatment of choice is still Permethrin cream, applied to the area and washed off after 10 minutes. I usually recommend repeating the treatment a couple of days later to be sure.

In brief: Nope.

They can hold their breath a long time, apparently.
Treatment of choice is still Permethrin cream, applied to the area and washed off after 10 minutes. I usually recommend repeating the treatment a couple of days later to be sure.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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