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In hostels can I get bedbugs or lice in my pubic hairs?

In hostels can I get bedbugs or lice in my pubic hairs?

Very likely.: Bedbug bites have a blotchy, smudgy, red appearance. They also remain close to their hosts, and in beds and couches, and they tend to have the smell of over-ripe rasberries. Pubic lice cause intense pubic, axillary, and periocular pruritis. Close contact, sharing of clothes, and lack of washing can easily transmit lice, and probably bedbugs. ...Read more

Bed Bugs (Definition)

Bed bugs are wingless blood-sucking insects that can be transported on clothing, luggage, second-hand furniture, and public transportation. Getting bit by a bed bug can result in skin rashes, psychological ...Read more


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Can you get pubic lice if you have no pubic hair?

Can you get pubic lice if you have no pubic hair?

Yes and no.: The habitat of pubic lice is hair-bearing areas; they like to set up housekeeping next to a hair shaft and rarely venture very far from it. But shaving your pubic hair does not guarantee that you won't get pubic lice. They can infest other hairy areas on the abdomen, back, legs, or even eyebrows. And unless you shave meticulously, there are always a few hairs (or stubble) for lice to find. ...Read more

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Can you get lice (body lice, head lice, pubic lice) by trying on clothes, hats.... or by using a public toilet room?

Can you get lice (body lice, head lice, pubic lice) by trying on clothes, hats.... or by using a public toilet room?

Germophobia: This is the same question as your others, this time about lice. Like warts, only by intimate contact with another person, not through clothing or contamined environment. Abnormal fear of contagion (germophobia) can be an early sign of serious mental health disability (see "The Aviator", the biopic of Howard Hughes, for a good example). You might benefit from professional counseling about this. ...Read more

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My girlfriend and I have head lice and recently ive noticed one in my pubic hair wich surprised me how do I proceed? It didn't look like a crab

Treat For Head Lice: There are 3 types of lice: head, body, & pubic. Pubic (crab) have distinctive appearance from other two. Head & body lice appear similar but head are smaller. Head lice are best suited for survival in scalp environment; can be found elsewhere on body but they do not thrive in these areas. Suggest treating scalp w/ over-the-counter head lice medication. See doctor if more lice appear in pubic area. ...Read more

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I have Little Black Bugs on my hair. I have tried for medication for lice and it did not work. Now I am trying Green Bug for fleas, bed bugs, mites an?

I have Little Black Bugs on my hair. I have tried for medication for lice and it did not work. Now I am trying Green Bug for fleas, bed bugs, mites an?

Little bugs.: This can be very frustration, and I certainly feel for your distress. Have you tried prescription medication and have you seen your physician? If you manage to find one or many of these insects, please capture them put them in a bag and deliver them to your physician.
Identifying the organism can offer more targeted treatment options. I hope this helps and good luck. ...Read more

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Can bed bugs be transported in body hair sort of like body lice?

Can bed bugs be transported in body hair sort of like body lice?

Transport: Because they are nocturnal it would be more likely that they would be transported in the crevices of your clothing, your luggage, on bedding, second-hand furniture etc. They hide in crevices during the day. At night they are attracted to the carbon dioxide that humans exhale as well the warmth emitted by our bodies. It comes out to feed on our blood. They can go a year without eating so they >. ...Read more

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My pubic hair keeps falling out do pubic lice cause this. What about herpes.

My pubic hair keeps falling out do pubic lice cause this. What about herpes.

Lice yes herpes no: If you are intensely itchy down there and scratching aggressively, an infection with lice is possible. Look for bugs moving and nits on the hair shaft. If you don't have itching or signs of an infection, the diagnosis of alopecia areata should be considered. Go see a dermatologist ...Read more

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Recently had lice on scalp. Treated and scare for pubic lice so I shaved my pubic hair. After shaving, it's starts to itch down there. Pubic lice?

Recently had lice on scalp. Treated and scare for pubic lice so I shaved my pubic hair. After shaving, it's starts to itch down there. Pubic lice?

Unlikely: Head lice and pubic lice are different "animals", so to speak. The itching in your pubic area is most likely a response to the grooming of the area and hair growth. ...Read more

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Checked for lice, bed bugs & tree mites. No bites nothing but dandruff. Can dry skin can make you feel it on other body parts? Dry skin but oily hair?

Checked for lice, bed bugs & tree mites. No bites nothing but dandruff. Can dry skin can make you feel it on other body parts? Dry skin but oily hair?

Yes: More severe dry skin is also called eczema. Stay well hydrated, moisturize your skin daily, and take cool (instead of hot) showers. Yes, you can have dry skin and oily hair. ...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 did I get pubic lice?

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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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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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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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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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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How do I get rid of head lice without cutting hair?

How do I get rid of head lice without cutting hair?

Head Lice: Lice is a common parasite that is treated with special medications. There are over the counter and prescription medications that if taken properly, will cure the condition. ...Read more

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Can vacuuming your hair out also help get lice eggs out?

Not recommended: The best way to remove lice eggs is with a lice comb and careful combing. Lice eggs stick to the hair shaft and need work to remove. An over the counter lice treatment and lice comb are the best way to go. Leave the vacuuming to your carpets! ...Read more

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Can you get pubic lice from trying on jeans at a department store even if you have underwear on when your trying them?

Highly unlikely: It is possible to get pubic lice from shared clothing, but the likelihood that a person with lice tried on the clothing for a few minutes before you decreases the odds a lot. ...Read more

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Which type of hair is it more likley to get lice in?

They like head hair: Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair & remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be needed. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of hair lice?

Medicated shampoos &: Shampoos containing pyrethrin (rid, others) or Permethrin (nix) are usually the first option used to combat lice infestations. These work best if you follow the directions very closely. This is the easy part. Decontaminating your home (bedding, hats, furniture) can be a bit or work. See:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/lice/ds00368. ...Read more

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Can we get rid of lice by cutting our hair?

Lice treatment: Shaving the head is an effective means of eradicating lice; however, for cosmetic reasons, it is an undesirable option. There are numerous otc medications available to treat lice. Newer prescription ones are very expensive, if available at all. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of lice in hair?

What is the best way to get rid of lice in hair?

Lice tx: Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits & lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair & remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be needed. ...Read more

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Can we get rid of lice by cutting our hair and not by shaving?

Can we get rid of lice by cutting our hair and not by shaving?

Yes, but...: If there is no hair, there is no place for the head lice to hide or to lay eggs. But, we can get rid of head lice without cutting hair. Every single elementary school in the U.S. Will have head lice on some kids from time to time. It is the same universal problem all over the world. Of course, we don't have any schools here where everyone has cut their hair to stop lice (there are other ways!). ...Read more

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Can I get head lice from hugging someone with lice eggs in their hair?

Can I get head lice from hugging someone with lice eggs in their hair?

Depends: Head lice are hard to see. It is the active lice, jumping to your hair that could infect you, not the eggs. The eggs are glued to the hair. However, if there are eggs visible, there are likely living lice on the scalp. They could transfer in a hug, or on shared hats/scarves/combs or brushes. ...Read more

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My grandaughter is mixed, 1/2 white, 1/2 African American. If I grease her hair, can she still get lice?

Yes: All you need to get/keep lice is be exposed, have a scalp. Having hair gives them something to hide in. Since they can selectively hold their breath up to 18 hours at a time, your oiling might work if the kid kept her head buried in grease/oil 24/7.Though sometimes offered as a home preventive treatment, this is a messy myth. ...Read more

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My kids have lice and I have treated their hair several times but the problem is I can't get the nits. What else can I do?!

My kids have lice and I have treated their hair several times but the problem is I can't get the nits. What else can I do?!

Louse comb: After you use a pediculocide (louse shampoo, cream rinse) you must mechanically remove the nits. This time consuming process should occur daily x 7 days, using a louse comb. The best one I've found is "licemeister". Ask pharmacist about products that help to loosen the bond between the nit and hair shaft. They can make a tedious job a little easier. Happy combing! ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a flat iron to get the stray lice eggs out of my daughter's hair?

Wouldn't advise it: If you use vinegar (regular, apple cider vinegar or pickling vinegar)as a hair rinse it will soften the glue that holds the nit to the hair & it will separate easier from the shaft. A fine tooth nit come is helpful for this process. It can be repeated daily for a week & may kill active bugs too. ...Read more

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My hair is totally filled up with nits and lice. I am not having any chance to try different hair styles. So please help me to get rid of this problem?

Treatment of lice: Requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- OTC like Nix (permethrin) or RID or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair & remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be needed. ...Read more

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Pubic lice gone but bumps not. When I don't touch them they settle down but white thing in them cause itching. When I scratch they get bigger and hurt?

Pubic lice gone but bumps not. When I don't touch them they settle down but white thing in them cause itching. When I scratch they get bigger and hurt?

Scabies: The itchy bumps may last for weeks after the lice have been killed since the body and fecal matter still remain at the site involved. Try some cortisone cream on the areas. ...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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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

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