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Will pubic lice stop me from going on my vacation?

Will pubic lice stop me from going on my vacation?

Treat them: In all seriousness, just get them treated. Your doctor can prescribe a shampoo. You need to wash your bedlinens at high heat as well to make sure there are not more of them around. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Rissmiller
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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


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I believe I have pubic lice. How can I stop them from spreading?

You need to shave: Shave your pubic hair and see your doctor for a prescription to kill the lice pubic lice is contacted by sexual contact pubis to pubis and both partners need to be treated. ...Read more

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How do I tell her I might have pubic lice?

How do I tell her I might have pubic lice?

Pubic lice: Pubic lice are tiny insects that live on the pubic hairs, and climb down onto the skin to take a blood meal. You may see tiny specks of blood on your underwear or sheets, and if you look carefully, you may see the tiny gray creatures attached to the hairs. They are not easy to diagnose, so you should make sure you have them before you tell your female friend, . You must both be treated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Are pubic lice noticeable? What are the symptoms ?

Phthirus pubis: The pubic louse (phthirus pubis) is also given the slang name of crabs. It is about 1/16th of an inch in size & when magnified looks like a crab. It is most commonly spread during sexual intercourse. It is a different organism then the lice that infect the hair or the body. Blue spots may show on the skin where the lice have been feeding. Nits (eggs) may noted on the pubic hairs. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could tell if I have pubic lice?

Pubic Lice: Pubic lice may be found on genitalia, underarms, chest or even eye brows. Lice can itch a lot. Lice may be tan to brown gray & the size of a sesame seed. Nits are tiny, light to white colored deposits that adhere to hair. When lice have been present for a long time – surrounding skin may be purple or blue. ...Read more

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How can I treat pubic lice?

Many things: First visit your doctor for proper treatment (scabicide) and advice about preventing a recurrence. Next boil or dry clean sheets, pillow cases, blankets, or any clothing exposed to the lice. Don't forget luggage). Finally, be sure all contacts/environments are treated simultaneously. These infestations usually occur in crowded settings such as barracks or camps. ...Read more

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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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What is the difference between crabs and pubic lice?

They're the same.: Pubic lice are commonly referred to as "crabs" or crab lice. The scientific name is phthirus pubis. ...Read more

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I think I have pubic lice. Should I shave?

Why: The pubic louse lives off blood it attains by biting your skin.The obvious treatment would be a cream or lotion to kill the buggers. The hair is just an innocent bystander. If your personal desire is to shave the area, you could keep a closer watch on the success of your rx. However , if you don't plan to keep the area shaved, i think its a lot of needless effort that won't help you heal faster. ...Read more

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How would I know I have pubic lice?

Itching and bugs: You would have had to have had exposure to someone infected too. If you have been exposed it is better to treat than not to treat. ...Read more

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Crab Lice (Definition)

Crab lice is a colloquial term for pubic lice, or the infection of pubic hair by the louse parasite that feeds on human blood. The ...Read more


Pubic Lice (Definition)

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