Infestation by crabs can cause painful rashes, or a very annoying but persistent itch in the pubic area.
In order to get rid of lice, a person must first try to remove them using some kind of mechanical means such as a thin toothed comb. But in the case of pubic lice, combing is difficult, especially considering the inaccessibility and sensitiveness of the area. Shaving of the pubic hair or washing of the pubic area with soap usually does not help to prevent or cure the problem of pubic lice.
The best option is to kill the pubic lice and their eggs is using topical medicated shampoos, medicated creams, or in extreme cases insecticidal gels and insecticidal solutions as well. Medicated substances for treating pubic lice include substances such as pyrethroid, permethrine shampoo, medicated creams like RID, Derbac-M, Prioderm, and Quellada. These are very effective in killing the lice and their eggs, and ensuring that the pubic lice do not return.
These medicated creams must be applied once by spreading the solution all over the pubic area and allowing it to get absorbed for a few hours to get rid of the initial infestation. This must be repeated again after a gap of two weeks in order to kill the newly hatched eggs. Even the undergarments, clothes, towels and bed sheets, must be thoroughly cleaned using hot water to prevent secondary infestation.
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