Treatments for Pubic lice
Treatment List for Pubic lice
The list of treatments mentioned in various sources
for Pubic lice
includes the following list.
Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment
or change in treatment plans.
- Avoid touching the area
- Pubic lice shampoos
- Pubic lice lotions
- Calamine - for soothing after treatment.
- Treatment of sexual partner - as they may be infected also.
- Washing of bedding and linen in hot water
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Drugs and Medications used to treat Pubic lice:
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or change in treatment plans.
Some of the different medications used in the treatment of Pubic lice include:
- Herklin Shampoo
- Pyrethrins and piperonyl Butoxide
- A-200 Maximum Strength
- Pyrinyl Plus
- RID Maximum Strength
- Tisit Blue Gel
- Pronto Lice Control
- R & C II
- R & C Shampoo/Conditioner
- RID Mousse
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Discussion of treatments for Pubic lice:
Pubic Lice or "Crabs": DPD (Excerpt)
A 1% permethrin
or pyrethrin lice shampoo, also called pediculicide peh-DICK-you-luh-side,
is recommended to treat pubic lice. These products are available with
out a prescription at your local drug store. Medication is generally very
effective; apply the medication exactly as directed on the bottle. A prescription
medication, called Lindane (1%) is available through your health care
provider. Lindane is not recommended for pregnant or nursing women or
for children less than 2 years old.
treat pubic lice infestations: (Note: see section below for treatment
of eyelashes or eyebrows. The lice medications described in this section
should not be used near the eyes.)
the infested area; towel dry.
saturate hair with lice medication. If using permethrin or pyrethrins,
leave medication on for 10 minutes; if using Lindane, shampoo should
only be left on for 4 minutes. Thoroughly rinse off medication with
water. Dry off with a clean towel.
treatment, most nits will still be attached to hair shafts. Nits may
be removed with fingernails.
- Put on
clean underwear and clothing after treatment.
- To kill
any lice and nits that may be left on clothing or bedding, machine wash
those washable items that the infested person used during the 2-3 days
before treatment. Use the hot water cycle (130o F) of the washing machine
to wash clothes. Use the the hot cycle of the dryer for at least 20
minutes to dry clothes.
- Dry clean
clothing that is not washable.
any sexual partners that they are at risk for infestation.
any sexual partners until partners have been treated and infestation
has been cured.
in 7-10 days if lice are still found.
nits and lice found on eyebrows or eyelashes:
If only a
few nits are found, it may be possible to remove live lice and nits with
your fingernails or a nit comb.
treatment is needed for pubic lice nits found on the eyelashes, applying
an ophthalmic- grade petrolatum ointment (only available by prescription)
to the eyelids twice a day for 10 days is effective. Vaseline* is a kind
of petrolatum, but is likely to irritate the eyes if applied. (Source: excerpt from Pubic Lice or "Crabs": DPD)
Other Important STDS, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID (Excerpt)
and shampoos that will kill pubic lice are available both over the
counter and by prescription. Creams or lotions containing lindane,
a powerful pesticide, are most frequently prescribed for the
treatment of pubic lice. Pregnant women may be advised not to use
this drug, and a physician's recommendations for use in infants
and small children should be followed carefully. Itching may
persist even after the lice have been eradicated. This is because
the skin has been irritated and requires time to heal. A soothing
lotion such as calamine may offer temporary relief. (Source: excerpt from Other Important STDS, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)
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