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TREATMENT FOR CRABS

QUESTION
What is the treatment for crabs?

ANSWER
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


   
 
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