To reduce the chance of getting crabs or spreading crabs:
- Limit sexual partners.
- Watch for signs of crabs, such as itching in the genital area.
- If you or someone in your house has had crabs, thoroughly wash and dry bedding, towels, clothing, and vacuum carpeting and upholstered furniture.
- If you have had crabs, inform any sexual partners that they are at risk for crabs, and avoid sexual activity until partners have been treated.