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What is the treatment for crabs?

Crabs and pubic lice are treated with creams that contain chemicals like lindance, permethrin or pyrethrins. They are applied for 5-10 minutes and then washed off. Bedding and clothing should be de-contaminated with machine-washing and drying OR removed from any body contact for 72 hours. Any sex partners within the past month should also be treated.

To your health,
Dr. K

Last modified on Tuesday, June 03, 2008.
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