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Suggest Treatment For Pubic Lice

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Posted on Tue, 18 Oct 2016
Question: can you please suggest treatment for pubic lices (crab louse)
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (40 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Permethrin lotion, ivermectin tablet and antihistaminic

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for being at healthcaremagic
I am Dr Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, a dermatologist.
Pubic lice is usually treated with permethrin 5 percent lotion.
It is applied below neck on the entire body at night, kept for 8-10 hours and then washed off in the morning.
The same treatment is repeated again after 10 days.
For better results it is combined with ivermectin tablet.
A single dose of 200 microgram per kg body weight is taken and again repeated after 10 days.
For itching antihistaminic like tablet levocetrizine 5 mg once or twice daily is taken depending on the intensity of itching.
These are prescription drugs and you need to see the doctor in person to get them.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
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Suggest Treatment For Pubic Lice

Brief Answer: Permethrin lotion, ivermectin tablet and antihistaminic Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for being at healthcaremagic I am Dr Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, a dermatologist. Pubic lice is usually treated with permethrin 5 percent lotion. It is applied below neck on the entire body at night, kept for 8-10 hours and then washed off in the morning. The same treatment is repeated again after 10 days. For better results it is combined with ivermectin tablet. A single dose of 200 microgram per kg body weight is taken and again repeated after 10 days. For itching antihistaminic like tablet levocetrizine 5 mg once or twice daily is taken depending on the intensity of itching. These are prescription drugs and you need to see the doctor in person to get them. Regards Dr Asmeet