Nits, i.e. egg pouches of pubic lice in the pubic hair. Fully grown pubic lice are rarely seen. Nits are firmly attached to the hair – unlike dandruff. They even remain attached a long time after a successful treatment. Only nits that are situated less than 6 mm from the hair root are signs of living lice. Pubic lice also thrive well in the hair of the chest, armpits or eyelashes. Itching may be intensive but may initially even be absent.