Home remedies for killing crab lice

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Home remedies for killing crab lice
Lavender and almond oil help to kill crab lice. (jar of honey image by Angel_a from Fotolia.com)

Crabs are also known as pubic lice, which affect the genital region of the body. Crabs are very similar to head lice and are treated in the same manner. However, if you do not want to use remedies that contain chemicals there are many treatments that are all-natural and can be made in your home to kill and remove crabs.


Products such as Rid and Nix can help treat crab lice. However, if you do not want to use products that contain chemicals, you can make your own using natural ingredients. Make a solution containing 1/3 cup almond oil, two tsp lavender oil, and two tsp of bergamot oil and two tsp of eucalyptus oil. Apply it before bed and keep it covered all night. Rinse it out the next morning and use a lice comb to remove any lice and eggs. These ingredients can be found in health food stores and bath and bodyworks garages.


Mix together 1/4 cup of vinegar and 1/4 cup of water. Then mix one tablespoon of salt, honey and sugar and add it to the water and vinegar mixture. The mixture will only work if it is thick and granulated so add additional quantities of the ingredients if necessary to thicken. Use a cotton ball to apply the mixture and hold the cotton ball to the affected area for thirty minutes. After you remove the cotton ball, scrub the area with it. Then add margosa leaves to 500ml of water and then add it to a bath. Margosa is a dense evergreen tree. Margosa leaves can be found in health food stores.

Wash Everything

Crab lice can linger up to two days in your clothing and bedding. Wash all linens and clothing in hot and soapy water. Dry on high heat for at least twenty minutes. For items that cannot not be machine washed, take the garments to a dry cleaner and seal them in a plastic bag for two weeks. Washing all items that you may have been in contact with will also help in preventing any other family members from coming in contact with the parasites.

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