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Will removing hair from the genital area helps in removing pubic lice and thereby prevent itching?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not a guarantee

Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits & lice.
A pediculicide is usually used- OTC like Nix or RID or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair & remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be needed.

In brief: Not a guarantee

Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits & lice.
A pediculicide is usually used- OTC like Nix or RID or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair & remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be needed.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Pubic Lice

A lice-killing lotion containing 1% Permethrin or a mousse containing pyrethrins and piperonyl butoxide can be used to treat pubic ("crab") lice.
These products are available over-the-counter without a prescription at a local drug store or pharmacy. These medications are safe and effective when used exactly according to the instructions in the package or on the label.

In brief: Pubic Lice

A lice-killing lotion containing 1% Permethrin or a mousse containing pyrethrins and piperonyl butoxide can be used to treat pubic ("crab") lice.
These products are available over-the-counter without a prescription at a local drug store or pharmacy. These medications are safe and effective when used exactly according to the instructions in the package or on the label.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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