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Crabs (Pubic Lice) Topic Guide

Crabs (Pubic Lice) Symptoms, Transmission, and Treatment Crabs (Pubic Lice) Symptoms, Transmission, and Treatment: Crabs (pubic lice) is a parasitic infection. Causes of crabs include sexual contact with an infected person, contaminated towels, bedding, or clothing. The main symptom of crabs (pubic lice) are burning and itching of the pubic area. Treatment for crabs is medication that kills the parasite.

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Crabs (Pubic Lice) Symptoms, Transmission, and Treatment Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

malathion (topical) Malathion (topical)

Malathion is an anti-parasite medication...learn more »

ivermectin Ivermectin

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