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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

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