crab louse

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crab louse

a parasitic louse, Pthirus (or Phthirus) pubis, that infests the pubic region in man
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According to Viselav Tonkovic-Capin, MD, who is board-certified in dermatology and dermatopathology, the risk for contracting herpes increases if you shave or wax your pubic hair, while your risk for contracting pubic lice decreases if you remove your pubic hair.
It is still a folk treatment for head and pubic lice in the Greek islands where the local horticulturists make a solution to be used against aphids.
(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2564756/) In one 2006 paper , two British researchers floated the idea that pubic deforestation could be turning pubic lice into an endangered species by eliminating their habitat.
Pubic lice infest up to 10 per cent of the population, researchers at East Carolina University said in a 2009 study.
Next time you visit your beauty salon you might want to ask for a Brazilian bikini wax because apparently they are causing pubic lice to become endangered.
"Lindane lotion is used topically to treat scabies; lindane shampoo is used to treat head and pubic lice. They are used in situations where treatment with other drugs has failed or cannot be tolerated by the individual."
Lice (plural), louse, pediculosis, nits, ectoparasitic insects of the order Phthiraptera, Pediculosis capitis, head lice, Pediculosis corporis, Pediculus humanus humanus, body lice, Pediculosis vestimenti, Pediculosis pubis, pubic lice, crabs.
But to find the good stuff you also had to sift through rubbish such as C4's Embarrassing Bodies and its obsession with pubic lice, and the never-ending trannie tales on This Morning.
Only one patient provided specimen proved to contain a true parasite (a pubic louse); however, that patient did not have lice, and pubic lice could not account for the patient's symptoms, which chiefly involved the fingernails.
HPV, the herpes virus, pubic lice, molluscum contagiosum [a viral infection of the mucous glands] can all be transmitted just from vulva-to-vulva contact--or from oral sex, for some of them.
The medication is not very effective in killing pubic lice, and the prescription-strength permethrin (5% cream) is what is needed to kill off scabies.
Our GP expert will answer your questions every week Q Can you catch pubic lice off a towel?