Home > Medical > Head lice What are pubic lice? Pubic lice or crabs are yellow-grey insects that live in pubic hair and are commonly spread through sexual contact. Expert tips to get rid of head lice Nits and lice usually found in the hair behind the ears and the nape of the neck, dermatologist says. Everything you need to know about head lice Having head lice doesn't mean your child is dirty, in fact, lice actually prefer clean hair. Here is everything you need to know about nits and lice Latest in Head lice Meet the woman who removes lice for a living Sherine Wenzel has a job that would make most people’s skin crawl. She gets paid to rid people of head lice. Health24 wanted to know more. How to comb out head lice Sometimes combing out head lice is a really good way to get rid of the nits. Here's how to do it. What nits and lice look like in your hair Watch this video to find out exactly what to look out for when you suspect you're infected with lice. Lice, fleas and bed bugs: creatures that make SA itch Creatures that bite tend to bother us more in summer, but that doesn’t mean they can’t catch us by surprise when the weather is cooler. load more Your Head lice Guide What are these tiny wingless insects in your child's hair? Head lice are extremely common in children but can also spread to adults. There are in fact three separate types of lice that can infest the body: head lice, body lice and pubic lice, also known as crabs. Lice feed on blood, cause itchiness and lay eggs firmly in the hair, which can be extremely hard to get rid of. Find out how to identify and treat a lice infestation and prevent them from returning again. What are head lice? Symptoms of head lice Causes of head lice Diagnosing head lice Treating head lice Preventing head lice From our sponsor Head lice myth busters! Help! The school says my child has lice!