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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
45 years experience Pediatrics
Needs to be checked: Pubic live can be easily treated with OTC meds like RID or MIX. For scabies, you should bd examined by an experienced physician as it is not very obvi ... Read More
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Scabies/lice: Have you sought treatment for both at a primary care doctor's office? Try treating scabies along with everyone who lives in your house. Change sheets, ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
35 years experience Pediatrics
No: Not unless a partner wont come near you. Seriously, scabies and pubic lice do not have any effect on fertility.
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Dr. Sunnie Skiles
34 years experience Pediatrics
No, not directly: public lice bite to draw blood and use hair to attach their eggs. They remain on the skin. Scabies live on skin and burrow in between the epidermis ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Fortunately - NO: Neither scabies or pubic lice impact fertility.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Skin scrapings: Scabies is generally diagnosed by the history and appearance of the skin, confirmed with a skin scraping and microscopic examination. Pubic lice can ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brittany Chan
10 years experience Pediatrics
Intimate contact.: Pubic lice are usually spread via sexual contact. Though less likely, it is also possible to transmit pubic lice via personal items such as towels, c ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Itching and bugs: You would have had to have had exposure to someone infected too. If you have been exposed it is better to treat than not to treat.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: They are just different names for the same thing.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Pediculosis pubis: Is the name for crabs infesting the pubic area. Crabs (lice) often live in the pubic area or near the anus. The can also live in the hair or eye lash ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
25 years experience Dermatology
Sometimes: In the past head lice were treated by shaving one's head. However, there are good lice treatments now so such drastic efforts are not usually necessa ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
20 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: Here is an image of a pubic louse and a head louse. Hope this helps!
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Usually, off white: Most lice eggs or nits appear off-white against dark pubic hair, appear somewhat triangular, and are attached to the hair shaft. They may be hard to ... Read More
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