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Body Lice (Definition)

Body lice (pediculus humanus corporis) are similar to head lice. These are tiny parasitic insects live on the clothes and can often be seen at the seams. They feed on the blood of the host, and can spread certain infections. Generally these are found in the homeless or those who are ...Read more


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How did I get pubic lice?

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, clothes, or bedsheets. ...Read more

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Can i get pubic lice on my scalp?

Can i get pubic lice on my scalp?

Possibly: It is possible, but less likely, because of the texture and type of hair is different between the scalp and pubic region. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get pubic lice, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get pubic lice, or is it unusual?

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

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Is it possible get crabs (pubic lice) from someone who doesn't think she has them?

Is it possible get crabs (pubic lice) from someone who doesn't think she has them?

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

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How to get rid of crabs/pubic lice?

Pubic lice: 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

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Could shaving your pubes get rid of pubic lice?

Shaving is not: Sufficient. Pubic lice (phthirus pubis) can be treated with otc product like nix (permethrin) or rid. Other options are prescription medications like Malathion (kept on affected area for 8 to 12 hours); invermectin (2 pills – may need to repeated in 10 days); lindane (if you have failed other treatments). ...Read more

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How can I get rid of pubic lice?

How can I get rid of pubic lice?

PUBIC LICE: Treatment are same as head lice with lindane, quell shampoo, Permethrin 1 percent cream. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of pubic lice?

Permethrin: Use Permethrin lotion from the neck down, with special attention to folds and creases. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Rissmiller
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Pediculosis (Definition)

Pediculosis is a condition in which a person has lice, a blood-feeding insect, on his or her body. Lice may be present in the head, body, or pubic area, and can be spread by contact between people. Itching ...Read more


Pubic Lice (Definition)

Pubic lice is a parasitic infection of the hair shaft that can cause irritation and itching. It is ...Read more