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can you get pubic lice from head lice

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Germophobia: This is the same question as your others, this time about lice. Like warts, only by intimate contact with another person, not through clothing or cont ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Lice binds to the shafts of your hair. Shaving all hair removes all potential for lice.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confirm/prescribed : This is something you can have confirmed by exam and treated with prescribed meds. The meds used are potentially toxic if misused so there are limits ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Yes and no.: The habitat of pubic lice is hair-bearing areas; they like to set up housekeeping next to a hair shaft and rarely venture very far from it. But shavin ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
No itch =no lice: If you do not develop itching and don't see any lice you are not infected. However, if you do begin itching seek treatment quickly. Consider using so ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Treat For Head Lice: There are 3 types of lice: head, body, & pubic. Pubic (crab) have distinctive appearance from other two. Head & body lice appear similar but h ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Eye creams as a: natural remedy? Remedies for lice include the application of olive oil, mineral oil or mayonnaise to the head/ hair. These oil-based products smother ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
Should go away soon: These could just be hyper allergic response to lice. After lice treatment, these should fade away in a week or so. If not, let your doctor examine it ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Berman
39 years experience Dermatology
Lice yes herpes no: if you are intensely itchy down there and scratching aggressively, an infection with lice is possible. Look for bugs moving and nits on the hair shaft ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Vesicles: It is very very unlikely that pubic lice will be responsible for these lesions. You should show these to a dermatologist. Best wishes.

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