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Are there alternative treatments for crab lice or pubic lice?

Although the surest way to end an infestation of pubic lice is with special shampoos, a variety of home remedies may complement the treatment and make sure the lice infestation doesn't come back. Washing your pubic hair with vinegar or using a vinegar-soaked towel to wipe down pubic hair may help remove lice eggs. Eggs can also be removed with a specialized fine-toothed comb, tweezers, or fingernails. Shaving or cutting hair short in the genital area can help you find lice for removal more easily.

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