Public lice are small insects found in the genital region and are otherwise known as crabs. It spreads through sexual activity. It also gets spread through infested sheets, blankets, towels, or clothes. In children, it can be seen in eyelashes, and it occurs due to sexual abuse. The affected person experiences intense itching in the genital region, and it can get spread to other regions having coarse hair such as legs, chest, and armpits. It is treated by using lice-killing lotion or gel.
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What is the treatment for pubic lice?
Query: Hello doctor, I am facing problem of pubic lice. Please provide effective cream and lotion for it. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Best treatment for pubic lice (crab louse) is to apply Permethrin lotion (Nix) to be applied over the affected area for overnight and to wash it the next morning. Continue the same for seven days. Revert back after seven days to an internal... Read Full »
I found lice in my sister's hair. How do I ensure they are gone?
Query: Hello doctor, My sister is 16 years old. I found lice in her hair a few days ago. For two nights, she applied butter in her hair while she slept. I then combed through her hair with a flea comb twice a day. She washed everything in vinegar at a high temperature. I have not seen any today on her h... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your query. From your description, she seems to have pediculosis, that is head lice infestation. She should maintain a very good hygiene and make sure that no other body parts like axillae (armpits), and groin are involved. The most effective me... Read Full »
Is it bad to shave pubic hair often?
Query: Hello doctor, I remove my pubic my pubic hair often. However, lately I have come across some information on the internet where they try to give scientific evidence or studies or scientific view on why it is bad to shave pubic hair. Lots of the people have discussed about it, but they have not given ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The natural way like keeping pubic hair is good. Because, they maintain the temperature regulation of the genital area and act as a shock absorber from surrounding unexpected trauma. But, regular cleaning of this area is utmost important, which will protect your pubic ar... Read Full »
How to relieve severe pubic itching?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from severe itching near pubic area and the skin turned black. Previously, I had pubic lice issue, which was cured using Permethrin lotion. I am currently using Flucort-C cream, but it is not effective. Please suggest some medicine for it. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from tinea incognito (steroid masked fungal infection). Steroid is contraindicated in fungal infection and you were using a steroid on it, so you have made the condition worse. Nevertheless, I suggest the following medications. Consult a specialist doct... Read Full »