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I think I have pubic lice. Should I shave?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Why

The pubic louse lives off blood it attains by biting your skin.
The obvious treatment would be a cream or lotion to kill the buggers. The hair is just an innocent bystander. If your personal desire is to shave the area, you could keep a closer watch on the success of your rx. However , if you don't plan to keep the area shaved, i think its a lot of needless effort that won't help you heal faster.

In brief: Why

The pubic louse lives off blood it attains by biting your skin.
The obvious treatment would be a cream or lotion to kill the buggers. The hair is just an innocent bystander. If your personal desire is to shave the area, you could keep a closer watch on the success of your rx. However , if you don't plan to keep the area shaved, i think its a lot of needless effort that won't help you heal faster.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Sometimes

In the past head lice were treated by shaving one's head.
However, there are good lice treatments now so such drastic efforts are not usually necessary.

In brief: Sometimes

In the past head lice were treated by shaving one's head.
However, there are good lice treatments now so such drastic efforts are not usually necessary.
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
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