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Lice (cont.)

Lice Prevention

  • Families are encouraged to look for lice routinely because it can recur.
  • Safe sexual practices may lower the risk of transmitting pubic lice and other diseases.
  • Wash clothes, bed linens, combs, and brushes to prevent recurrence.
  • Preventive treatments with anti-lice agents are not recommended and can lead to illness and persistent itching.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/8/2014
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