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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 (lindane). ...Read more

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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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What is the difference between crabs and pubic lice?

What is the difference between crabs and pubic lice?

They're the same.: Pubic lice are commonly referred to as "crabs" or crab lice. The scientific name is phthirus pubis. ...Read more

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How can I confirm when pubic lice (crabs) are fully gone?

How can I confirm when pubic lice (crabs) are fully gone?

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

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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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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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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