Permethrin 1% cream rinse applied to affected areas and washed off after 10 minutes
Pyrethrin with piperonyl butoxide applied to the affected area and washed off after 10 minutes
Malathion 0.5% lotion applied to affected areas and washed off after 8–12 hours
Ivermectin 250 μg/kg body weight orally, repeated in 7–14 days
Persons who have pediculosis pubis and HIV infection should receive the same treatment regimen as those who do not have HIV.
Existing data from human participants demonstrate that pregnant and lactating women should be treated with either permethrin or pyrethrin with piperonyl butoxide. Because no teratogenicity or toxicity attributable to ivermectin has been observed during human pregnancy experience, ivermectin is classified as “human data suggest low risk” during pregnancy and probably compatible with breastfeeding.