How To Get Rid Of Pubic Hair Lice
Proper treatment is needed to get rid of pubic lice. All signs of infestation should be gone before continuing any sexual activity to prevent infecting others. Pubic lice are small crab like bugs with 4 claw-like legs and two regular legs. They are transferred through sexual contact and clothing, towels, bedding, toilets.
- Begin treatment by washing infected area with soap. Pat the area dry with a towel.
- Apply a lice treatment shampoo or lotion to the hair. The medicated lotion contains 1% permethrin. Other treatments contain pyrethrins and piperonyl butoxide. These products effectively work to get rid of lice by killing the bugs and the eggs. You may purchase them over-the-counter without a prescription at any drug store. For accurate result follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Saturate the hair with the medicated solution and allow sitting for the recommended time. Afterwards thoroughly rinse the remaining solution off the area.
- Use a nit removal comb to get rid of lice and nits left in the hair. The treatment kills the lice and nits, but they will still be left in the infected area.
- Put on freshly cleaned clothes and underwear. Previously worn clothes are likely to still contain live pubic life and nits. Putting these on may cause a re-infestation.
- All clothing, towels, and bedding used in the last two to three days must be washed. Using hot water, 130°F of higher, will get rid of remaining pubic lice. Follow in the dryer on high heat.
- If you have dry clean only items, take them to the cleaners. Also you can opt to store them in a tightly secured plastic bag for 2 weeks. The lack of blood supply will get rid of lice.
- To prevent contacting pubic lice in again it is best to abstain from sexual activity with anyone who has pubic lice. Inform recent sexual partners of your pubic lice. If needed, they must also seek treatment to get rid of pubic lice.
- If more lice are found repeat treatment. Seek medical attention if you are unable to get rid of pubic lice after repeat treatments.