How is pthiriasis (lice infestation) prevented?

Updated: Aug 16, 2019
  • Author: Lyn C C Guenther, MD, FRCPC, FAAD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Sexual partners within the previous month of individuals with pubic lice should be treated at the same time as the infested individual. Sexual contact should be avoided between sexual partner(s) until they have both been successfully treated. [13] Bed linens, towels, and underwear and clothing should be washed at the same time as treatment with medication.

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