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A 19-year-old female asked:

Recently had lice on scalp. treated and scare for pubic lice so i shaved my pubic hair. after shaving, it's starts to itch down there. pubic lice?

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Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Unlikely: Head lice and pubic lice are different "animals", so to speak. The itching in your pubic area is most likely a response to the grooming of the area and hair growth.
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