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Crabs

How Do You Get Crabs?

Crabs are most commonly spread through sexual contact when the tiny parasites pass from one person’s pubic hair to another’s. Also known as pubic lice, crab infestations are extremely contagious. AboutĀ 3 million casesĀ are diagnosed in the United States each year. How Crabs Spread Most, but not…

What Is the Treatment for Crabs?

Treating crabs involves applying a medicated lotion or shampoo to the affected area and cleaning contaminated materials thoroughly. The infestation and its accompanying signs should disappear within a week or two. Treatment Options If you have crabs, also known as pubic lice because of their tendency to live on pubic…

What Are the Symptoms of Crabs?

The main symptoms of crabs are red, micro bite marks and itching around the genitals. Also known as pubic lice, these tiny parasites attach themselves to pubic hair and feed off human blood. You can get them if you’ve had sexual contact with someone who’s infested or through sharing clothing,…

What Are Crabs?

Crabs, also known as pubic lice (Pthirus pubis), are tiny crab-like parasites that can infest your pubic hair. They attach themselves to these coarse hairs so they can feed on your blood. You might also find them in your armpit or facial hair but, unlike head lice, they typically don’t…

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