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

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

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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