Pubic Lice

parasitic insects found in the genital area

How is it spread? [ transmission ]

Pubic Lice can be spread through sexual intercourse with someone who is infested with Crab Louse [ the insect ]. It can also be spread through infested clothing, bedding, or towels.

What are the symptoms?

  • intense itching
  • tanish-grey insects on pubic hair
  • "nits" clinging on hair
  • bluish-grey marks on thighs from bites

How can it be treated? [ treatments ]

You can get medicine proscribed by a doctor. Make sure to wash clothes, bedding, towels, and sheets with hot water to kill the insects.

What complications will Pubic Lice cause? [problems ]

Pubic Lice can cause serious health problems and intense itching.

Ways to prevent Pubic Lice [ prevention ]

  • be aware if your partner has Pubic Lice
  • avoid sexual intercourse
  • CONDOMS WILL NOT PROTECT YOU FROM PUBIC LICE