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 answered
22 years experience Dermatology
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.
Answered on Aug 18, 2018
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