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I have little lice around my genitals and legs that

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Dr. Ilyas Patel

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Posted on Sat, 26 Jan 2019 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I have little lice around my genitals and legs that cause heavy itching. What do I do?
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Answered by Dr. Ilyas Patel 35 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Pediculosis pubis most probably

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome to HCM.,

You have given very short history. However,I would like to answer.. If I believe that you have seen small lice called pthirus pubis ( pubic lice)... then it is definite that you suffer from pediculosis pubis. However, you should consult the dermatologist for the perfect diagnosis and proper treatment.

I would suggest...

- apply ivermectin lotion at night for three days on the affected areas
- take tab ivermectin 12 mg at night twice a week
- take bath with dettol liq.
- take tab cetirizine 10 mg at night till itching is relieved
- take cap cephaxine 250 mg thrice a day to prevent secondary bacterial infection for a week
- wash the clothes and towel in hot water.
- treat the nearby relatives if they have same problem

Repeat the treatment if needed. These are prescription medications which you can obtain from your doctor.


Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Ilyas Patel, Dermatologist
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