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Pubic Lice

Pubic lice are parasites which live in coarse body hair.

STIs are usually passed on between people during sexual contact (although close contact may pass on some infections).

Using condoms reduces the risk of getting a STI.


Pubic lice can be found in pubic, facial and body hair, and in some cases on eyelashes and eyebrows.

They are most commonly spread through sexual contact with an infected person and sometimes through sharing towels and bedding.

Unlike most other STIs, condoms do not help to prevent the transfer of pubic lice from one person to another.

Itching can be a common symptom.

Testing and Treatments:

If you are aged 16 years or over and live in Lancashire (excluding Blackburn with Darwen), you can request a FREE bespoke STI postal testing kit.

Pubic lice infections can be treated with shampoos, creams and lotions.

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