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.

  1. Treatments for pubic lice are similar to those for head lice, and can be purchased from any pharmacy without a prescription.
  2. For eyelash and eyebrow infestations, an application of petroleum jelly twice a day for 7-10 days can be effective in controlling the lice.
  3. 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.
  4. 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