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  Crab louse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pubic lice have legs that are spaced further apart than head lice; this is an adaptation that enables them to move around more easily in their habitat.
Pubic lice have six legs, but their two front legs are very large and look like the pincher claws of a crab; this is how they got the nickname "crabs." Pubic lice are tan to greyish-white in color.
Pubic lice are easily killed with a 1% permethrin or pyrethrin lice shampoo, but the pubic hair must be shaved or combed with a fine-toothed comb to remove the nits.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pubic_lice   (720 words)

  
 Lifespan's A - Z Health Information Library - Pubic lice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Pubic lice are small, six-legged creatures that invade the genital hair region and infest it with their eggs.
The presence of pubic lice is heralded by moderate to severe itching in the area covered by pubic hair.
In young children, pubic lice may be a cause of blepharitis (an eye infection) and their eyelashes should be examined with a high-powered magnifying glass for evidence of lice.
www.lifespan.org /adam/healthillustratedencyclopedia/1/000841.html   (794 words)

  
 Pubic Lice
Pubic lice (often called "crabs" because of their crab-like appearance under a microscope) are six-legged creatures that infest the hair in the pubic area.
Adult pubic lice can be easily identified under the microscope, but they can be difficult to see with the naked eye because of their location and appearance.
Pubic lice can also be contracted from bedding and towels used by an infested person, so it's important to avoid contact with any item - including clothing - that a person who's infested has used.
kidshealth.org /parent/infections/parasitic/pubic_lice.html   (1214 words)

  
 Pubic Lice -- The Infection Section @ Scarleteen.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Pubic lice is also called "crabs." It is caused by very tiny insects that live in the pubic hair and feed on human blood.
Pubic lice are not the same as body lice.
Pubic lice are usually spread through sexual contact, though penetration is not necessary for transmission.
www.scarleteen.com /infection/pubiclice.html   (527 words)

  
 Pubic lice
Pubic lice are found worldwide, they are haematophagous (feeds on blood), and strictly host specific to humans.
Pubic lice are usually transmitted by sexual contact, and although this is the most common method, it is incorrect to assume this is the only means of transmission.
When pubic lice have been identified as the source of the problem, it is important that all sexual contacts of that person be made aware of the situation and treated if necessary.
medent.usyd.edu.au /fact/pubic.html   (873 words)

  
 Guide to Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Pubic lice are very small (about 1/8th inch in diameter) creatures that live in the pubic hair and cause a lot of itching.
The pubic lice are hard to see since they are small (about 1/16th to 1/8th of an inch in diameter) but they are visible to most people with good eyesight.
Pubic lice are treated with a shampoo or a lotion(lindane) that is applied directly to the pubic hair.
www.healthac.org /guide_pubiclice.html   (424 words)

  
 Division of Parasitic Diseases - Pubic Lice Infestation Fact Sheet
Also called "crabs," pubic lice are parasitic insects found in the genital area of humans.
Pubic lice are generally found in the genital area on pubic hair; but may occasionally be found on other coarse body hair, such as hair on the legs, armpits, mustache, beard, eyebrows, or eyelashes.
Pubic lice have six legs, but their two front legs are very large and look like the pincher claws of a crab; this is how they got the nickname "crabs." Pubic lice are tan to grayish-white in color.
www.cdc.gov /ncidod/dpd/parasites/lice/factsht_pubic_lice.htm   (863 words)

  
 Pubic Lice
Pubic lice are rounder than head and body lice and are visible to the naked eye, being 1-2 mm...
Pubic lice are six-legged creatures that infest the hair in the pubic area.
Pubic lice are small, six-legged creatures that invade the genital hair region and infest it with their...
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 Pubic Lice (Crab Lice or Pediculosis Pubis)
Pubic lice (pediculosis pubis or crab lice) are very tiny insects that infest the pubic hair and survive by feeding on human blood.
Scratching may spread the lice to other parts of the body; thus, every effort should be made to avoid touching the infected area, although this may be difficult.
Pubic lice are diagnosed easily because they are visible to the naked eye.
healthlink.mcw.edu /article/946067669.html   (401 words)

  
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Pubic lice are often associated with other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) but do not spread them.
Pubic or crab lice are usually found on the hairs in the pubic areas;...
Eggs of pubic lice are dark brown and smaller than those of head and body lice.
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 Crabs/Pubic Lice: More details/information for students
Pubic pediculosis is due to infestation with the crab louse, Phthirus pubis.
Lice which become detached from the body can live for many hours so that recently contaminated toilet seats, towels, underclothing or bedding can be sources of infestation.
Pubic lice are rounder than head and body lice and are visible to the naked eye, being 1-2 mm in diameter.
www.stdservices.on.net /std/crabs/details.htm   (255 words)

  
 Pubic Lice - BC HealthFile #08h   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Pubic lice are tiny insects that live on body hair, usually in the pubic area.
Pubic lice are spread by skin-to-skin contact with someone who has lice, usually through sexual contact.
Pubic lice need to be treated by using a special shampoo that you can buy without a prescription.
www.bchealthguide.org /healthfiles/hfile08h.stm   (963 words)

  
 Pubic Lice ("Crabs")
Pubic lice are tiny, flat-bodied, wingless insects that live on the skin.
Pubic lice feed on the blood of a human host, but they can live up to 24 hours away from the host.
Pubic lice are diagnosed by a physical examination of the infested area.
www.youngwomenshealth.org /pubic-lice.html   (524 words)

  
 Head, Body and Pubic Lice.
Lice are wingless parasitic insects that feed on blood and infest the hairy parts of human bodies.
As their name implies, head lice can be found in the scalp area, and pubic lice are generally found in the pubic area, but can also be found in eyebrows and armpits.
PUBIC LICE:Are 1.5 to 2mm in length with a crab shaped body and are usually spread by sexual contact or by crowding clothing together in lockers and other places.
www.hair-news.com /lice.html   (622 words)

  
 Pubic Lice - health information
Pubic lice, commonly referred to as "crabs" are small, crab-shaped insects (Phthirus pubis), which attach themselves to human hairs.
Pubic lice are difficult to see because of their location and appearance.
Because pubic lice and their eggs are not affected by ordinary soap and water, your health care provider will recommend a medication to destroy the lice.
www.mckinley.uiuc.edu /Handouts/pubic_lice.html   (650 words)

  
 Pubic Lice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Habitat: Crab or pubic lice lay their eggs on coarse body hair, particularly the hair associated with the pubic regions, perianal region, thighs, abdomen, and armpits, but they will also infest a person's beard and eyelashes.
These lice are much less mobile than head or body lice, they can remain attached with their mouthparts in the skin for days at a time.
Pubic lice are typically found only on humans and are most often transmitted directly from person to person, particularly during sexual contact.
www.ento.okstate.edu /ddd/insects/pubiclice.htm   (311 words)

  
 Pubic Lice
Pubic lice are tiny wingless insects that live only on human beings.
Pubic lice are annoying but cause no serious health problems.
Pubic lice are transmitted by skin to skin contact during sexual intercourse (they cannot jump).
www.bannerhealth.com /IncFiles/housecalls/adult/GenitalorUrinarySymptoms/PubicLice.htm   (605 words)

  
 Pubic Lice (Crabs)
Pubic lice, often referred to as “crabs,”; are small insects that attach themselves to human hairs.
This is due to the difficulty of seeing the lice, especially when located in the pubic region, as the white lice blend in with white skin and brown lice can be mistaken for moles or be hard to identify on darker skin tones.
Pubic lice and nits are not killed with ordinary soap and water, so a special medication is necessary.
www.vpul.upenn.edu /ohe/library/Sexhealth/sti/lice.htm   (627 words)

  
 Lice
Lice are parasitic insects which live on hairy parts of the body and feed on human blood.
Pubic lice usually are found in the genital region, but are sometimes found on eyelashes, mustaches, or under the arm.
Pubic lice are frequently the color and size of small freckles.
health.rutgers.edu /factsheets/lice.htm   (527 words)

  
 Pubic lice - WrongDiagnosis.com
Lice in pubic area that are spread sexually.
The prognosis of Pubic lice may include the duration of Pubic lice, chances of complications of Pubic lice, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Pubic lice, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Pubic lice.
Visual identification of lice - pubic lice are tiny, the size of a pinhead and oval in shape.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /p/pubic_lice/intro.htm   (420 words)

  
 BBC - Health - Conditions - Pubic lice
Pubic lice, also known as crab lice, are tiny parasitic insects that live in coarse body hair.
Pubic lice cannot jump or fly and are spread by close, usually sexual, contact.
Although they are commonly found in pubic hair, pubic lice can also be found in other coarse hair such as under the arms, on hairy legs, abdomens and chests, and occasionally in beards and eyebrows.
www.bbc.co.uk /health/conditions/pubiclice1.shtml   (326 words)

  
 Pubic Lice
Pubic Lice is a STD caused by a small, wingless insect called Phthirus pubis.
On most part, the lice just stick around in the hair in different places, around anus, pubic hair and even in the hair of the eyelids.
Since the lice are on the skin and in the pubic hair, spread can occur whether or not you are wearing a condom or having another kind of protected sex.
www.skinchoice.com /Pubic_Lice.htm   (613 words)

  
 Pubic Lice - Patient UK
Pubic lice are passed on by close bodily contact.
Pubic lice (often called 'crabs') are tiny insects about 1mm long (just smaller than a pinhead).
Pubic lice are not passed on from clothing, bed linen, or toilet seats as they soon die if they are away from a human body.
www.patient.co.uk /showdoc.asp?doc=23068881   (916 words)

  
 Pubic Lice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
If pubic lice are diagnosed, wash bedding and clothing in diluted enzymes and/or borax and/or place them in a hot clothes dryer.
These lice are confined to coarse pubic hair and sometimes armpits, eyebrows and eyelashes.
Pubic lice move very little in the pubic region and produce few eggs.
naturalginesis.com /natural_ginesis3a.htm   (800 words)

  
 Playing safely - Pubic lice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Pubic lice are tiny insects that live on the skin and are often referred to as "crabs".
The most common symptom is itching in the infected areas and it may be possible to see droppings from the lice in underwear (fl powder) as well as eggs on pubic or other hair.
Pubic lice are usually sexually transmitted but can occasionally be transferred by close physical contact or by sharing sheets or towels.
www.playingsafely.co.uk /worried/what/pubic_lice.asp   (261 words)

  
 Pubic lice definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Pubic lice: Parasitic insects found in the genital area of humans.
The key symptom of pubic lice is itching in the genital area.
Pubic Lice (Crabs) - Pubic lice, or crabs, are parasitic insects found in the genital area.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=19055   (838 words)

  
 BBC - Relationships - Sex and sexual health - Pubic lice
Pubic lice or crabs are unpleasant, but once diagnosed are thankfully easily treated.
Pubic lice are easily passed on through sexual contact, or through close physical contact.
Special shampoos, creams or lotions are used to kill the lice and their eggs.
www.bbc.co.uk /relationships/sex_and_sexual_health/stis_lice.shtml   (489 words)

  
 Pubic Lice
Pubic lice -- Pediculosis pubis or "crabs" are very tiny insects that infest the pubic hair and survive by feeding on human blood.
Scratching may spread the lice to other parts of the body, so every effort should be made to avoid touching the infected area.
Creams or lotions containing lindane, a powerful pesticide, are most frequently prescribed for the treatment of pubic lice.
www.coolnurse.com /pubic_lice.htm   (357 words)

  
 Pubic Lice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Crab lice may be (but rarely are) spread by nits on loose hairs left on bedding, towels and toilets by infested persons.
Adult crab lice are only a little over half the size of body or head lice, rarely more than 1/12" long; their last two pairs of legs terminate in hooked mitts that resemble crab claws.
Accurate, calm communications are invaluable in explaining pubic louse infestations and making recommendations for their control.
members.aol.com /naturalginesis/id58.htm   (688 words)

  
 Pubic Lice
Pubic lice are tiny insects that live on and around pubic hair, underarm hair, eyelashes and eyebrows.
These lice lay egg sacs (nits) which are deposited in clumps near the hair roots.
Pubic lice are spread through intimate and sexual contact.
www.ppct.org /medical/services/sti/lice.shtml   (284 words)

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