hi, i've recently noticed i have crabs (pubic lice) and the only thing i could find here in aus over the counter at the pharmacy was 'Ascabiol Lotion' which you apply after a shower and leave in for 24 hours!Is this the same as any other body lice shampoo etc?And i was thinking about shaving my pubes so as to not have to try and find the eggs etc, but should i do this before or after i apply the lotion?thanx
Any lice shampoo that is effective for body lice or head lice will work on pubic lice. In fact any insecticide will do - a traditional Australian treatment is a heavy spray of Aerogard.
You could shave before or after. However, you can deal with the eggs by re-treating weekly. After three times you should be clear.
Crabs sometimes lay their eggs under the skin on the hair follicle. So shaving won't help in that case. What you need to get is a product called RID, I believe. Wash all underwear and bed covers, in order to not re-infect yourself.Make sure your girlfriend gets treated too, re-infection could occur after sexual contact. I'd just buy her some fishnet stockings if it persists.Just kidding about that last part.