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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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How to remove lice?

How to remove lice?

Lice: Pubic lice are tiny insects that live on humans, usually in the pubic hair. They are passed on through close body contact, such as when having sex. Infestation with pubic lice can cause itching but not everyone affected has symptoms. Treatment involves using an insecticide lotion or cream to kill the lice. Http://patient. Info/health/pubic-and-body-lice-leaflet ...Read more

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Steps to reduce lice? /

Steps to reduce lice? /

Getting rid of lice: Treatment of lice requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used. There are over the counter products like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription medications like lindane or malathion. You work carefully through the hair and remove the individual nits. You can purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If >>. ...Read more

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How to repel lice? . Thanks :)

Rid: Rid is an over the counter shampoo that will kill lice. It is available at most pharmacies and retail stores. Don't forget to wash all of your clothes and sheets, so you don't give it back to yourself. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Where did the first lice come from?

Where did the first lice come from?

See below: Lice have origins dating back to prehistory, and early recorded history contains accounts of lice infestations. Lice do not spontaneously appear, and are not found in dust. Like other species, head lice result from breeding. Head lice infest humans, so pets like dogs and cats cannot contract or spread infestations. Lice have a lifespan of approximately one month. ...Read more

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It seems like lice but it is blackish in color... What could it be?

It seems like lice but it is blackish in color... What could it be?

Lice eggs, likely: Lice eggs may appear lighter, yellowish or darker, depending upon their age and nutritional status. Pl see attached picture and link ...Read more

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Is lice curable?

Head Lice: Can be curable, but it takes some work. See your doctor for diagnosis and proper medication. Your doctor will give you instructions how to use the medication, what to look for, and how to recheck to make sure the infestation is gone. If you do not get information from your doctor or pharmacist, please open and read the following link: www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment. Html. ...Read more

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How to overcome the phobia of insects and lices?

How to overcome the phobia of insects and lices?

Exposure Therapy: There are many therapists who specialize in Exposure Therapy. This is the most effective treatment for phobias. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lice?

Lice, Head: The goal of tretament of head lice is to eliminate lice and eggs. Treatment should be repeated in 7-10 days (the time needed for the eggs to hatch) because nits are less effectively killed than adults. Aavailable otc medications include nix, (permethrin) rid, a2000. For prescription medications, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Are lice shampoos potentially hazardous?

Yes & no: Used appropriately these are not a problem. However, most available products are basically bug spray in liquid form or various alcohol preparations. They work by poisoning the lice. Leaving the med on too long, applying too often, inhaling the fumes etc increase the toxicity to the patient. Please follow directions & confer with your pcp if questions arise. ...Read more

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Are pubic lice eggs brown?

Are pubic lice eggs brown?

Yes: The lice and the nits both tend to be dark brown. There are white nits which are often associated with a fungal infection. ...Read more

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Do hair fall due to lice?

Yes: Hair can fall out due to the lice. The hair typically regrows after proper treatment. ...Read more

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Are pubic lice a red colour?

Are pubic lice a red colour?

Yes: Here is an image of a pubic louse and a head louse. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How to get rid of Head lice?

Wetcombing, medicine: There are several options for getting rid of head lice, including creams and liquids, wet combing (Wet the hair and add a lubricant, such as hair conditioner or cream rinse, vinegar, or olive oil, Comb every three to four days for two weeks AFTER you find any large, adult lice) and oral medicine (pills) Clothing, bedding, and towels used within 48 hours before treatment should be washed in hot wa ...Read more

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Does tea tree oil treat lice?

Tea Tree Oil: Although tea tree oil is generally considered safer than other treatments for head lice, caution should still be employed when using it. While very few people have a sensitivity or allergy specific to tea tree oil, it is not impossible. If irritation occurs, stop use immediately. Usually safe for skin, tea tree oil is toxic when consumed. ...Read more

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Body Lice (Definition)

Similar to head lice, these tiny parasitic insects live on the clothes and can often be seen at the seams. They feed on the blood of the host, and ...Read more


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Pediculosis (Definition)

Refers to infestation with lice. Pediculosis can include head lice, body ...Read more