Pubic Lice Articles

The Dangers of Some Over-The-Counter Pubic Lice Products

Pyrethrum and Lindane are used as the primary active in most over-the-counter Lice products. Both of these products are labeled with CAUTION, and Lindane has been banned in several states because of its high toxicity. Both of these products are responsible for death, neurological problems, asthmatic breathing, nasal stuffiness, headaches, nausea, loss of coordination, tremors,…

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Different Types of Lice

Of the three different types of Lice (Head, Body, and Pubic), the pubic louse is one of the most common in the United States. Regardless, it is important to understand the differences and similarities between all three different forms of Lice. Head Lice live from 3-6 weeks, depending on temperature and humidity. During their lifetime,…

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Pubic Lice Prevention

Although there is no way to guarantee 100% that you will never contract Pubic Lice, there are some measures that you can take to better you chances of infestation. Of course, good personal hygiene is always recommended. If possible, avoid trying on bathing suits. However, if you must try on a bathing suit, you may…

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Pubic Lice Requires Immediate Attention

Pubic Lice is one of the more common types of Lice (Head, Body, and Pubic), although all are serious conditions that must be treated effectively and FAST in order to prevent spreading the infestation to others. Left untreated, a case of Pubic Lice can lead to severe secondary infection as a result constant scratching. This…

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Common Misconceptions About Pubic Lice

Listed below are several commonly held misconceptions about Pubic Lice. It is important to have accurate information when you are dealing with a condition such as this. You can catch Pubic Lice from a toilet seat – It is true that you can contract Pubic Lice from inanimate objects but there has been no concrete…

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Pubic Lice In Children

Although sexual contact is the most common method of transmission, your child may contract Pubic Lice by using towels or bedding at a friend’s house or even from trying on a bathing suit without wearing underwear. Talking openly to your child in a non-accusatory way is the best way to determine how the Pubic Lice…

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Pubic Lice Detection

If you are experiencing extreme itching in your genital area, you may have Pubic Lice, aka “crabs”. A close visual examination of the external genital region, perhaps with the aid of a magnifying glass, will reveal small gray-white oval eggs (nits) attached to the hair shaft and may also reveal adult lice. Scratch marks or…

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Itching Pubic Lice

Itching is the first symptom of Pubic Lice and leads to scratching of the affected area. This itching is specifically caused by a toxin (poison) secreted by the Lice through its saliva as it bites you. Pubic Lice are small, making them difficult to see, thus the scratches made by an itching patient are usually…

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Pubic Lice Is an STD

Pubic Lice are typically considered an STD. This means that transmission most commonly occurs from direct person to person contact that usually involves sexual activity; however, it can occur through direct physical contact with contaminated objects such as bed linens, towels, clothes or possibly even toilet seats. The route of transmission via contaminated objects is…

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About Pubic Lice

Pubic Lice, also known as Phthirus pubis or “crabs”, infest an estimated 3 million people in the United States each year with even more cases found worldwide. Although an infestation of Pubic Lice is scientifically termed as “pediculosis,” it is often considered a sexually transmitted disease or STD. Pubic Lice are a parasitic insect that…

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