Pubic lice are passed on by close bodily contact. The main symptom of pubic lice is itching, usually in the pubic hair area. However, you may not have any symptoms and still pass on the pubic lice to others. The lice attach themselves to pubic hair and cannot be removed with normal cleansing products. Pubic lice are not the same as head lice but can be treated easily with similar products.
Water-based pubic lice treatments such as the products below are preferable for dealing with pubic lice and as they are less prone to causing irritation to sensitive areas. For more information, please read Pubic Lice FAQs.