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What cream kills pubic lice?
A lice-killing lotion containing 1% permethrin or a mousse containing pyrethrins and piperonyl butoxide can be used to treat pubic (“crab”) lice. These products are available over-the-counter without a prescription at a local drug store or pharmacy.
How do I get rid of pubic lice at home?
Lifestyle and home remedies
- Use lotions and shampoos. Choose from among several over-the-counter lotions and shampoos (Nix, others) designed to kill lice.
- Wash contaminated items. Wash bedding, clothing and towels used in the two days prior to treatment.
- Dry-clean or seal unwashable items.
Do you need a prescription for pubic lice?
Pubic lice are easy to treat — you usually don’t even need a doctor’s prescription. You can get over-the-counter pubic lice treatment at a drugstore, or from your nurse or doctor.
Do pubic lice go away by themselves?
Pubic lice usually don’t fall off of their host unless they’re dead. They also can’t jump from one person to another like fleas. Don’t allow your children to sleep in your bed if you have a pubic lice infestation. Children may get an infestation after sleeping in the same bed as someone who has pubic lice.
Is permethrin cream over the counter?
Permethrin is a prescription cream used to treat scabies. It’s also available in a lower strength as an over-the-counter lotion and is used to treat head lice.
How much does permethrin cream cost at Walmart?
Average 12 Month Prices for Permethrin
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Where do you get permethrin?
Permethrin cream is available on prescription, or you can buy it without a prescription at a pharmacy. It is easy to apply and normally works well if used properly.
How long does pubic lice last?
This is how they got the nickname “crabs.” Pubic lice are tan to grayish-white in color. Females lay nits and are usually larger than males. To live, lice must feed on blood. If the louse falls off a person, it dies within 1–2 days.