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Std Pubic Lice
This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more
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?
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
Had abnormal vaginal discharge for a while... tested neg for STDs. Shaved pubic hair and washed pubic area. Can pubic hair cause abnorm vag discharge?
Usually no: Pubic hair does not grow in the mucosa inside the vagina since it is non hair bearing. Vaginal discharge may indicate a reaction to something that has been placed into the vagina or a reaction to bacterial/yeast overgrowth. If the discharge is discolored, has an odor or causes burning/itching, there may be an infection present. ...Read more
Pubic lice: Pubic lice are known as Pthirus pubis. They are found mostly in teenagers. Pubic lice are often spread during sexual activity. You should be checked for other STDs, since if you got one you may have gotten more. They can be associated with blepharitis if eyebrows are infected, and secondary impetigo or other skin infections may complicate your scratching the area. ...Read more