About Pubic Lice

Pubic Lice, also known as Phthirus pubis or “crabs”, infest an estimated 3 million people in the United States each year with even more cases found worldwide. Although an infestation of Pubic Lice is scientifically termed as “pediculosis,” it is often considered a sexually transmitted disease or STD.
Pubic Lice are a parasitic insect that commonly infest the genital area of humans. These lice are generally less mobile compared to body or head lice. Although the most common area of infestation is the genital area, the pubic louse can live in almost any type of human hair. Pubic Lice can be found in the eyebrows, beards, moustaches, thighs, abdomen, underarm and even eyelashes. Although it is possible to have an infestation of Pubic Lice without any symptoms, the individual will usually experience itching.