pubic lice


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Related to pubic lice: scabies, syphilis

pubic lice

Crabs Dermatology An ectoparasite that may reside in pubic hairs. See Pthirus pubis.

pubic lice

See LICE.
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The drop in pubic lice in women appears to be most dramatic around 2000 and coincided with the introduction of extensive waxing techniques, such as the 'Brazilian,' in women in the United Kingdom.
Pubic lice (Phthirus pubis) are distinct in appearance from head and body lice; they have short crablike bodies.
Movies and popular televisions shows, like HBO's "Sex and the City," are beginning to broach pubic lice through humor and wit while pulling back the curtain on this itchy private predicament.
Lotions and shampoos that will kill pubic lice are available both over the counter and by prescription.
Other taphonomic (preservational) problems for pubic lice arise because they are likely often to have remained in situ when the host died (references given by Smith 1986: 164): cremations would obviously destroy them, and interments are typically in well-drained deposits, providing poor conditions for survival.
Plus, patients with pubic lice might be less likely to make appointments at their clinic, they said.
You catch pubic lice by close body contact - like sex or through sharing towels or bedding.
There are two species of lice that infest humans: pubic lice, Pthirus pubis, and human head and body lice, Pediculus humanus.
Pubic lice are tiny insects which live on the skin, usually on the hairiest parts of the body.
Although much attention is given to the identification and treatment of head lice, body lice and pubic lice are unique entities with specific treatment requirements.
Girls were asked questions such as: Are you bisexual, have you had oral sex and have you had pubic lice or syphilis?
Other diseases that may be sexually transmitted include trichomoniasis, bacterial vaginosis, cytomegalovirus infections, scabies, and pubic lice.