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Are Crabs And Pubic Lice The Same Thing
They're the same.: Pubic lice are commonly referred to as "crabs" or crab lice. The scientific name is phthirus pubis. ...Read more
Examination: The skin has to be examined to be sure that the organisms are gone. They lay eggs for a followup after treatment is essential. ...Read more
Difficult to answer: Well, if someone truly does not have crabs then that person cannot give crabs to someone else. However, if that person is not telling the truth and actually has crabs then certainly it can be spread to others. ...Read more
No: No. It is a contagious problem from someone who is currently infected. ...Read more
The most effective approach is to retreat lice. The reason is that not all pediculicides kill the eggs. It is best to retreat in the window when the eggs have hatched into nymphs but are not yet hatching new eggs. There are however, some pediculicides which are strongly ovicidal. ...Read more
Pubic lice gone but bumps not. When I don't touch them they settle down but white thing in them cause itching. When I scratch they get bigger and hurt?
Scabies: The itchy bumps may last for weeks after the lice have been killed since the body and fecal matter still remain at the site involved. Try some cortisone cream on the areas. ...Read more
I have been prescribed selsun shampoo (2.5% selenium sulphide) by a doctor for having pubic lice or crabs. Will it work?
Pubic lice: A lice-killing lotion containing 1% Permethrin or a mousse containing pyrethrins and piperonyl butoxide can be used to treat pubic lice. These are available otc without a prescription, are safe and effective when used according to instructions in the package. Am unaware of evidence that selenium is effective against these critters, but am always willing to learn. ...Read more
Many things: First visit your doctor for proper treatment (scabicide) and advice about preventing a recurrence. Next boil or dry clean sheets, pillow cases, blankets, or any clothing exposed to the lice. Don't forget luggage). Finally, be sure all contacts/environments are treated simultaneously. These infestations usually occur in crowded settings such as barracks or camps. ...Read more
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 lashes. The lice’s saliva can cause a person to become very itchy, which is usually worse at night. There may be spots on skin that look bluish gray where the lice has bitten. Sores can develop when skin is scratched. The diagnosis is made by identifying. ...Read more
Pubic lice: Pubic lice are tiny insects that live on the pubic hairs, and climb down onto the skin to take a blood meal. You may see tiny specks of blood on your underwear or sheets, and if you look carefully, you may see the tiny gray creatures attached to the hairs. They are not easy to diagnose, so you should make sure you have them before you tell your female friend, . You must both be treated by a doctor. ...Read more
Why: The pubic louse lives off blood it attains by biting your skin. The obvious treatment would be a cream or lotion to kill the buggers. The hair is just an innocent bystander. If your personal desire is to shave the area, you could keep a closer watch on the success of your rx. However, if you don't plan to keep the area shaved, I think its a lot of needless effort that won't help you heal faster. ...Read more
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 for other STDs, since if you got one you may have gotten more. They can be associated with blepharitis if eyebrows are infected, and secondary impetigo or other skin infections may complicate your scratching the area. ...Read more
Phthirus pubis: The pubic louse (phthirus pubis) is also given the slang name of crabs. It is about 1/16th of an inch in size & when magnified looks like a crab. It is most commonly spread during sexual intercourse. It is a different organism then the lice that infect the hair or the body. Blue spots may show on the skin where the lice have been feeding. Nits (eggs) may noted on the pubic hairs. ...Read more
No: Pubic lice typically fly free, but check the pet policy for the airline your are using. ...Read more
Common: Particularly more common in younger people with more frequent sexual encounters with different people. Lice have been around for millenia, and will probably out survive humans. ...Read more
"crabs": Pubic lice is a parasitic infection of the hair shaft that can cause irritation and itching. It is spread by close contact. ...Read more
Pubic Lice: Pubic lice may be found on genitalia, underarms, chest or even eye brows. Lice can itch a lot. Lice may be tan to brown gray & the size of a sesame seed. Nits are tiny, light to white colored deposits that adhere to hair. When lice have been present for a long time – surrounding skin may be purple or blue. ...Read more
Looks like bugs: They look like little black specks around the hair shaft. They also move and look like bugs. Aside from itching, they are really nothing more than a nuisance. They can spread easily to others so treating them with a anti lice shampoo is helpful. ...Read more
More itching,: More lice, more chance to infest someone else. ...Read more
Contact with somebody else with lice.
There are many creams or oral treatment for it.
I think the most effective medication is ivermectin. ...Read more
Crab lice is a colloquial term for pubic lice, or the infection of pubic hair by the louse parasite that feeds on human blood. The main symptom is itching. ...Read more