Pubic Lice (Crabs)
Pubic Lice (Crabs) are small parasitic insects that live in hair of the pubic area, abdomen, chest, underarms and legs.
- Sexual contact with an infected partner.
- Close physical contact.
- Sharing bedding and towels.
Signs and Symptoms
- Sometimes the lice are visible on the skin.
- Lice droppings in underwear that looks like black powder.
- Nits (eggs) on the hair.
They are easily treated using a special lotion prescribed by a doctor, or available from a pharmacy. Any sexual partner(s) should also be treated. It is advisable to avoid any sexual contact until treatment is completed.