Pubic lice will not go away without treatment. Pubic lice need to be treated by using a special shampoo, cream or lotion that you can buy without a prescription. Follow the directions carefully. A pharmacist or public health nurse will be able to provide information on these treatments.
All of your sexual partners need to be treated. Other people living in your house do not need to be treated unless they have shared your bed, clothes or towels. All clothes and bed sheets need to be washed with hot water (50 degrees Celcius), dry cleaned or place items in a hot dryer for 30 minutes. Anything that cannot be washed in hot water or dry cleaned should be put in a sealed airtight plastic bag for 7 days to kill the lice.
Contact a health care professional if the lice do not go away after the first treatment, or if you have any signs of a skin infection. Skin infections can be caused by frequent scratching.