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How do you get rid of pubic lice?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
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In brief: Permethrin

Use Permethrin lotion from the neck down, with special attention to folds and creases.

In brief: Permethrin

Use Permethrin lotion from the neck down, with special attention to folds and creases.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Tx

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

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
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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