Pubic lice, also called phthirus pubis, is a common type of lice. They are often referred to as crabs. Other types of lice include body lice and hair lice. Lice are also known as a louse. 

Pubic lice crabs are parasitic insects that are found on peoples pubic areas, armpits and eyebrows. Lice is not considered a serious disease, but is embarrassing to have and can cause uncomfortable itching.

Adult female lice lay eggs, called nits. These nits are attached to the base of the pubic hairs. After a week or so, the nit hatches into a baby louse called a nymph. Nymph’s look like adult louses, but are smaller. They become an adult in 10 days, and as an adult live for about 30 days. To live, nymphs and adult lice must feed on blood. If the louse falls off a person and cannot feed, it will die within 2 days.

Fortunately, there is a very safe and effective treatment for crabs. It is all natural, contains no harsh chemicals, and kills all lice and their eggs (nits) in just one application. For information on the best crab cure, follow this link to the Fairy Tales Lice Removal Kit. For additional information about crabs, please continue reading.

Who Can Get Crabs

Pubic crabs are usually sexually transmitted. You can get these lice under the following conditions:

  • Being sexually active.
  • Having sex with multiple partners.
  • Engaging in sexual contact with someone who is infected.
  • Sharing the bedding or clothing with someone who is infected.

Signs And Symptoms

While, some people have no symptoms, most people will have some or all of the following symptoms:

  • Severe itching in the area pubic hair areas. It is usually worse at night.
  • Nits that look like whitish shells are found attached to the base of hair strands.
  • Sometimes a bluish gray rash develops.
  • The constant itching can cause the skin to become raw.

Where Are Crabs Found

Pubic lice crabs are found on the areas covered by pubic hair. They are also found in eyelashes, eyebrows, and armpit hair. They are difficult to see, and can change color to match the host hair.

Lice Treatment

We have been recommending a lice treatment for several years now. It is all-natural, and begins to work in just 7 minutes. It stops the itching, and kills the lice and their eggs. The manufacturer is so confident in the product that they give a full money back guarantee. For more information on the best lice treatment, follow this link to the Fairy Tales Lice Removal Kit.

If you have any questions about crab lice, please contact us.

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