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Is it true that there could be a lice to live in the genital area? If so, where did it came from?

Is it true that there could be a lice to live in the genital area? If so, where did it came from?

Crabs: Yes, the lice that cause pediculosis pubis ("crab lice") live in pubic hair. You generally get them from being in fairly intimate contact with someone else who has them. ...Read more

Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


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Today I have found lice in my genital area.... They are sticky & itchy.... What to do? Please help!!!

Today I have found lice in my genital area.... They are sticky & itchy.... What to do? Please help!!!

Pe rmethrin 1%: A lice-killing lotion containing 1% Permethrin or a mousse containing pyrethrins and piperonyl butoxide can be used to treat pubic ('crab') lice. ...Read more

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How to identify whether pubic lice is causing itching in the female genital area?

How to identify whether pubic lice is causing itching in the female genital area?

Look for them: Pubic lice is most common sexually transmitted parasitic infection, associated with itching, can see parasites crawling and also can see lice eggs the nits treated along with partner with over the counter Permethrin or r x ed kwell. ...Read more

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Will removing hair from the genital area helps in removing pubic lice and thereby prevent itching?

Will removing hair from the genital area helps in removing pubic lice and thereby prevent itching?

Pubic Lice: A lice-killing lotion containing 1% Permethrin or a mousse containing pyrethrins and piperonyl butoxide can be used to treat pubic ("crab") lice. These products are available over-the-counter without a prescription at a local drug store or pharmacy. These medications are safe and effective when used exactly according to the instructions in the package or on the label. ...Read more

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How to know if I have pubic crabs/lice or something else?

Pubic lice: 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

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How do you get crabs lice and what's the treatment?

Sexual transmission: The crab louse is usually transmitted sexually. It is most common in teenagers and young adults. It can also be acquired from fomites, such as contaminated clothing, towels, and linens. Acquisition from toilet seats is unlikely. It is commonly treated with a topical pediculocide, such as 1% Permethrin cream or a pyrethrin. ...Read more

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How much time crabs lice at last after used lotion cream twice?

Depends: Pubic lice (phthirus pubis) can be treated with otc product like nix 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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Can you catch body lice or crabs in public? Like on bus seats or anything like that??

Can you catch body lice or crabs in public? Like on bus seats or anything like that??

Body lice: You need to have close or intimate contact to catch but. But they can be on the clothes too. Be carful. ...Read more

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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


Lice (Definition)

Lice are small insects which may live on a person's scalp, lay eggs on his hair, and ...Read more