Pubic lice are usually easily killed with a 1% permethrin or pyrethrin lice shampoo, but the pubic hair must be shaved or combed with a fine-toothed comb to remove the nits.
- Treatments for pubic lice are similar to those for head lice, and can be purchased from any pharmacy without a prescription.
- For eyelash and eyebrow infestations, an application of petroleum jelly twice a day for 7-10 days can be effective in controlling the lice.
- Careful mechanical removal of eggs will be required, as the lice apply cement like substances when gluing the eggs to the hair and they are difficult to remove.
- The infected person’s underwear and bed linen should be washed in hot water, followed by hot tumble drying to ensure all lice have been killed