parasitic insects found in the genital area
How is it spread? [ transmission ]
Pubic Lice can be spread through sexual intercourse with someone who is infested with Crab Louse [ the insect ]. It can also be spread through infested clothing, bedding, or towels.
What are the symptoms?
- intense itching
- tanish-grey insects on pubic hair
- "nits" clinging on hair
- bluish-grey marks on thighs from bites
How can it be treated? [ treatments ]
You can get medicine proscribed by a doctor. Make sure to wash clothes, bedding, towels, and sheets with hot water to kill the insects.
What complications will Pubic Lice cause? [problems ]
Pubic Lice can cause serious health problems and intense itching.
Ways to prevent Pubic Lice [ prevention ]
- be aware if your partner has Pubic Lice
- avoid sexual intercourse
- CONDOMS WILL NOT PROTECT YOU FROM PUBIC LICE