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what do pubic lice eggs look like

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Yes: The lice and the nits both tend to be dark brown. There are white nits which are often associated with a fungal infection.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Color is variable.: Nits are louse eggs. Nits can be white, yellow, tan to gray depending on if the nit has hatched, if it is dead or what stage of development it is in. ... Read More

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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Public lice nits: Nits or eggs are transparent just after they have been laid. They later become oval & yellow to white. They are oval and around 0.8 mm. They are ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Vallury
42 years experience Pediatrics
Lice: No
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Pubic Lice nits: Nits or eggs are transparent just after they have been laid. They later become oval & yellow to white. They are oval and around 0.8 mm. They are ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Pubic lice: Lice can be quite horrible, although there is no real danger -just the nasty concept of bugs crawling on you. Pubic lice prefer the pubic areas, altho ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: They are yellow grey or rust in color.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Khan
29 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: lice can be in pubic hair or scalp hair and can move from one part of the body to other
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Pubic lice: Pubic lice are known as Pthirus pubis. They are found mostly in teenagers. Pubic lice are often spread during sexual activity. You should be checked f ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
No: Pubic lice typically fly free, but check the pet policy for the airline your are using.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brittany Chan
9 years experience Pediatrics
They're the same.: Pubic lice are commonly referred to as "crabs" or crab lice. The scientific name is phthirus pubis.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Not likely: Pubic lice are very slow moving, and do not live very long at temperatures lower than the human body. Transmission is usually through prolonged intim ... Read More
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