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How the heck do you get rid pubic lice?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
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In brief: Medication

Medication.Call your doctor.

In brief: Medication

Medication.Call your doctor.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Tx of pubic lice

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). Wash clothing or linens in hot water. Soak personal items like combs or brushes in hot water for at least 10 minutes.

In brief: Tx of pubic lice

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). Wash clothing or linens in hot water. Soak personal items like combs or brushes in hot water for at least 10 minutes.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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