crab louse

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Synonyms for crab louse

a louse that infests the pubic region of the human body

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Cleaning away all your pubic hair can actually reduce the chance of catching pubic lice on the other hand, said Dr.
"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."
Humans host three different kinds of lice: head lice (Pediculosis capitis), body lice (Pediculus humanus humanus, sometimes called Pediculus humanus corporis), and pubic lice (Pthirus pubis).
of Massachusetts Medical School, recounts the stories of young people from all walks of life infected with sexually transmitted diseases: herpes, human papilloma virus and resulting cervical cancer, chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, pubic lice, HIV, hepatitis C, and syphilis.
Genetic analysis of pubic lice suggested that the vermin jumped to humans from gorillas about 3.3 million years ago; since the lice do not have wings and cannot jump very far, a rather close encounter would have been necessary to facilitate the transfer.
P: Pubic Lice (Crabs) - small insects found in body hair (except scalp hair) and spread through close contact, especially sex.
There are three kinds of lice that infect humans: head, body and pubic lice. Within head lice, the University of Utah and the University of Florida found two years ago, there are two identical looking yet genetically different, types.
While much attention is given to the identification and treatment of head lice because they are hyperendemic in many areas of the world, body lice and pubic lice are unique entities with specific treatment requirements, Dr.
Pubic lice infestation occurs mainly through sexual contact, but may also be acquired by sharing a bed.
I can see pubic hair and the bulge of an appropriately sized penis under his boxers, and I doubt that he has pubic lice.
Pubic lice is commonly known as crabs, but the technical term is Phthiris pubis.
Pubic lice (pediculosis pubis or crab lice) are very tiny insects that infest the pubic hair and survive by feeding on human blood.
The company's pubic lice control kit, InnoGel Plus, includes three premeasured dosages so consumers cannot expose their bodies to excessive amounts of pesticide.
The following products are equally effective for head, body, and pubic lice. Numbers 1 and 3 are OTC, #2 requires a prescription.
Meanwhile, the statistics suggest the youth of Ireland could do with attending a few more sex education lessons because 20% of 16 to 25-year-olds think condoms protect you from pubic lice.