- Visible lice or nits in pubic hair
Visualization of louse in pubic hair (or other body hair)
N/A - no tests for pubic lice
First Line Treatment
Permethrin 1% creme rinse: Apply to affected areas and wash off after 10 minutes.
Pyrethrins with piperonyl butoxide applied to the affected area and washed off after 10 minutes.
Malathion 0.5% lotion applied for 8-12 hours and washed off
Ivermectin 250 µg/kg orally, repeated in 2 weeks
For more information on pubic lice, see CDC's Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2015