Understanding Pubic Lice Treatment And Symptoms

Pubic lice are also called crab lice or crabs and are generally found in almost all places in the world. These lice are different from those which are found on the hair that is on the head. Those which are found on the head are called hair lice. Pubic lice are found generally in the pubic parts of the body which in essence means they are mostly found around the genital areas. However you may also find these lice in other areas of the body although very rarely can you find them on the hair that is on your head. These lice can sometimes be found under the armpits, and on the hair that is on the legs. These lice can attack just about anybody in the world, although sometimes when they appear on the body of a young child it may be cause for alarm because it may be an indication of early sexual activity or some kind of sexual behaviour that may not be so pleasant.

These lice usually multiply by laying eggs which eventually become nymph and then finally become adults. It is important to note that most lice that affect the human beings do not come from animals and it is therefore very rare to find a person who has the lice and yet did not get it from some kind of sexual association. The most number of pubic lice infections are mainly caused by sexual activity and it is for that reason, that if you see a young person who has them, you should immediately do a thorough investigation. This is because the young one may be a victim of child abuse or something of that sought. Identifying these lice is usually easy because they look like crabs and that is why they are sometimes called crab lice. They take a period of about two to three weeks to mature and become able to reproduce. These lice are parasites which mean that they feed on their host which in this case is the human being. The lice feed on the blood of human beings.

These lice differ in some ways if you compare them with body lice or head lice because they cannot survive for long periods of time should they be separated from the human body. The lice are not so fast when it comes to crawling quite unlike there counterparts. The lice are also not easy to feel because they tend to be very dormant most of the time. If you suspect that you have these lice then it is better to seek medical care and to let the doctor ascertain your condition. The doctor may use a magnifying equipment to observe and confirm the infestation after which he may prescribe one kind of a lotion or another. There are many other treatments that you can use under the direction of a specialist.

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