Pubic lice

  • Alternative Names

    Pediculosis - pubic lice; Lice - pubic; Crabs


    Prevention

    Avoid sexual or intimate contact with infected people. If you are sexually active, use safe sex practices to avoid getting lice.

    Good personal hygiene is always recommended. If possible, avoid trying on bathing suits while you are shopping. However, if you must try them on, be sure to wear your underwear. This may prevent transmission.


    References

    Habif TP, ed. Clinical Dermatology. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa:Mosby Elsevier;2009: pp 590-594.

    Diaz JH. Lice (pediculosis). In: Mandell GL, Bennett JE, Dolin R. Mendell, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa:Churchill Livingstone Elsevier;2009:chap 293.