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Should I talk to my doctor about my crab lice or pubic lice symptoms?

Pubic lice can often be treated at home, but there are times when a doctor should be consulted. Pregnant women should always consult a doctor before using any kind of anti-louse shampoo. If you've tried using over-the-counter treatments and they haven't worked, a doctor can prescribe stronger medications. Finally, if any scratches or other lesions resulting from scratching become infected, see a doctor.

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