How to get rid of pubic lice?
Hello, our 47 year old house help suffering from constant itching on the both upper arms lasting for two weeks and claimed that due to close contact with a dog he was getting tick infestation. His physical examination revealed typical clinical findings-blue to grey macules on both arms with very small lice. Further investigation revealed that there was severe irritation or itching on the pubic area. During investigation he admitted that he had used his friend’s bed and it could be the source of infestation. Symptomatically he also indicated pruritus, itching, anorexia, lethargy, weakness. He has got pubic lice. What are all the treatment option for this?
@samik ou treat pubic lice using a special shampoo or cream. You can typically buy these treatments over-the-counter, without a prescription. They are safe and effective. Make sure to follow the directions on the package carefully. For best results from the lice treatment, follow these steps:
Check for lice in your underarm hair and other hairy parts of your body. Wash and dry your body.
Apply the shampoo or cream on all the areas that may have crabs — thighs, underarms and trunk (lower abdomen and buttocks, including near the rectum). Do not put it on your eyelashes.
Leave the shampoo or cream for the amount of time recommended in the instructions, then rinse it off.
Remove nits from hair strands using fingers or a fine-toothed comb. Put on clean underwear and clothing after treatment.
Clean your clothes, bed linens and towels using the hot cycles of your washer and dryer. The heat destroys the crabs. Place items you can’t wash in a sealed plastic bag for two weeks. Or get them dry-cleaned.
Do not spray insecticide on your clothes or other objects in your house.
Pause your sex life until the crabs go away, usually about two weeks.
Repeat the treatment in nine to 10 days if the lice remain.