Pubic Lice

What is it?

Tiny parasitic insects often called ‘crabs’ that can be found, not only in the pubic hair, but wherever there is body hair, even on eyelashes, eyebrows and beard – everywhere except the hair on your head. They are passed by personal contact, including sexual activity. They can be treated with a medicated shampoo or solution.

How can they be avoided?

  • abstinence
  • avoid sharing beds, linen, towels etc. with person who has them