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Doctor insights on: Scabies And Pubic Lice

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Can scabies and pubic lice affects fertility?

Can scabies and pubic lice affects fertility?

No: Not unless a partner wont come near you. Seriously, scabies and pubic lice do not have any effect on fertility. ...Read more

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Body Lice (Definition)

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


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Are pubic lice eggs red.

Are pubic lice eggs red.

Pubic Lice nits:
Nits or eggs are transparent just after they have been laid. They later become oval & yellow to white. They are oval and around 0.8 mm. They are attached to pubic or other long body hair. REF:
www.kznhealth.gov.za/environ/vector/pubiclice.htm

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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?

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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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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Does pubic lice have red claws?

The pubic louse: (Phthirus pubis) is about 1 to 2 mm in length & when magnified looks like a crab. It is wingless, tan to grayish-white, flattened dorsoventrally, has 3 clawed sets of legs & a head which is significantly smaller than the rest of the body. Pubic lice look different than head or body lice. They don’t have the capacity to move on smooth surfaces. Red is more likely to be in body after a blood meal. ...Read more

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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

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How are head lice spread?

How are head lice spread?

Contact: Sharing combs, headgear or sleeping or lying on same furniture. It is common to spread within a classroom or within a household.Each person needs to be treated. ...Read more

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Can there be pubic lice in my bedsheets?

Can there be pubic lice in my bedsheets?

Pediculosis pubis: Is the name for crabs infesting the pubic area. Crabs (lice) often live in the pubic area or near the anus. The can also live in the hair or eye lashes. The lice’s saliva can cause a person to become very itchy, which is usually worse at night. There may be spots on skin that look bluish gray where the lice has bitten. Sores can develop when skin is scratched. The diagnosis is made by identifying. ...Read more

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What colour are pubic lice eggs?

Usually, off white: Most lice eggs or nits appear off-white against dark pubic hair, appear somewhat triangular, and are attached to the hair shaft. They may be hard to see in very fair individuals. A nit comb may be helpful in looking for them. ...Read more

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What are nits from lice bugs?

What are nits from lice bugs?

Egg encasements: Human lice are mature by 10 days of age and can start laying eggs thereafter. They do so at the level of the scalp within a hard shell that incubates the egg until the new lice emerges.The nit, is attached to the hair by a glue like material that is resistant to easy separation. Mild acidic washes like vinegar can help dissolve the glue and help with removal along with a fine tooth comb. ...Read more

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Will combing get rid of pediculosis capitis infestation in kids?

Will combing get rid of pediculosis capitis infestation in kids?

Not for sure: Combing alone e it help but dose not for sure clean it up, use the recommended shampoo, for the whole family, clean all the bed sheets sand if you have bets also do it for them. ...Read more

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Does nix (permethrin) lice lotion kill scabies?

Not a good choice: Nonprescription nix (permethrin 1%) is used to treat lice but is not strong enough to cure scabies. Prescription Permethrin 5%(elimite) cream is the most common medication to treat scabies and it works well. Lindane is mentioned in the above answer- it is rarely used now and carries a boxed warning because it has caused seizures and death in some age groups and low weight individuals. ...Read more

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Can i keep nix (permethrin) lice treatment on overnight?

No: The manufacturer recommends to leave it on the patient's hair for 10 minutes. Most importantly, this is an insecticide that paralyze the lice, thus what you want is to grab the fine comb and do an extensive combing as indicated in the instructions, so the patient does not shed the lice all over. Keep in mind that there is resistance to this type of drugs, thus follow up with pcp is important. ...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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Are pubic lice a red colour?

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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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Pubic Lice (Definition)

Pubic lice is a parasitic infection of the hair shaft that can cause irritation and itching. It is ...Read more


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Pediculosis (Definition)

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