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 signs of secondary infection such as impetigo may also be present to aid in confirmation of the diagnosis.