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Pubic Lice


Picture of a pubic louse

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Pubic lice are usually found on or near the genitals but may also be found in facial hair, eyelashes, eyebrows, armpits, chest hair, and even on the scalp. They are spread mainly though sexual contact, but they can also be spread through clothing or towels.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerSusan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Last RevisedNovember 22, 2010

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