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A 38-year-old female asked:

I have wihte flakes on my pubic hair is it sry skin or crabs? i have white flakes on my pubic hair it don't itch but my body itches is it just really dry skin?

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Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
Human : Human pubic lice or "crabs" are typically very small but can be seen attached to the pubic hair and may have a characteristic bluish-gray color around the area. They skin can become a bit red and itchy and may develop some white flakes. They are spread from sexual contact. I would see a dermatologist so that they can differentiate between crabs and other common conditions that can occur in that area such as eczema, psoriasis, etc.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Pubic lice: Blue spots may show on the skin where the lice have been feeding. Nits (eggs) may noted on the pubic hairs. Lice can cause significant itching.

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