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What is Crabs STD? Crabs STD: Tiny insects that live off human blood.

Although they’re often


found around the genitals, they can live in any part of the body with hair. Crabs are usually transmitted
via close contact with infected person including sex. It is commonly followed by various symptoms and
side effects such as itching.

Crab eggs (called nits) on the bottom part of your pubic hairs. Nits are really small and can be hard to
see. They’re oval and yellow, white, or pearly. Nits usually come in clumps.

Dark or bluish spots on the skin where pubic lice are living. These spots come from the crabs’ bites.
Feeling feverish, run-down, or irritable. Crabs usually hang out in your pubic hair around your genitals,
which is why it’s easy to get them from sex. But crabs can sometimes end up in other kinds of coarse
hair, like your eyelashes, eyebrows, chest hair, armpits, beard, or mustache. It’s really, really rare to get
pubic lice in the hair on top of your head.
If crabs disease has been diagnosed, patients need completing STD treatment course which involves
insecticide creams and lotions which help to terminate the lice. In case infection was obtained after sex
with your partner, you are also recommended to pass examination on other infections transmitted
sexually. Sex is not the only source of obtaining lice. Close body contact within unhealthy and poor
sanitation conditions may also lead to the infection. Cold climate and overcrowded areas can also be the
source of crabs std (pubic Lice).

Such infection is rather common in countries with high level of poverty and poor sanitation means. In
case you want to avoid such health problem you are recommended to wash regularly and avoid wearing
the same clothes all the time. That is why lice are common problem for homeless people.

How is crabs STD contracted? Through sexual transmission, skin-to-skin contact or through clothing,
bedding and toilet seat harboring the insects. Contracting lice can be divided into two main
classifications. They include pubic lice and body lice. Every type of lice can be contracted in several ways.
Pubic lice can be passed from one person to another after close contact. The most common way is
having sex with infected person. At the same time there are several non-sexual ways to catch lice.
Various physical contacts may also be the reason of infection. They include kissing with a person who
has lice in his beard, for example. Pay attention that pubic lice can attach strongly to your pubic hairs. It
will be quite hard to wash them out using common methods. They will not fall out by themselves. The
fact that genital crabs call for their host to feed from, you are very unlikely to obtain lice from clothes,
shared towels, bed lined or toilet seats. Body lice can be caught after close contact with another person
who already has this infection. The most spread way is sex. Body lice can be found in hair and clothes of
homeless people or citizens of developing countries with poor sanitation facilities and conditions. That is
why you are recommended avoiding contacts with such people in case you do not want to catch the
infection. Incubation Period of Crabs As long as a week if it’s the first time you’ve had pubic lice; as little
as a day if this is a recurrence.

What are the Symptoms of Crabs STD?

Itching in the genital area or any other part of the body with hair. Lice symptoms can also be divided
into two types according to classification of crabs. Pubic lice symptoms are the following: itching (it is a
general symptom for all types of lice. It usually occurs around infected areas and in hair region. Note
that it may start several weeks after you caught crabs. Itching usually starts at night when lice feed); red
“bumps” on skin and area covered with hair; blue spots on skin; irritation and scratching; rash; eyes’
inflammation in case you have your eyelashes infected; brown spots on underwear; Some people may
not even notice that they have lice. This is due to the fact that they simply do not have abovementioned
symptoms. Nevertheless, they can still transmit crabs to other people. Body lice symptoms include
itching in various areas including armpits, trunk or the groins. This is due to the fact that body lice mainly
live in your clothing during the day and get to your skin at night to feed. Testing for Crabs (STD) Pubic
lice are very small, whitish-gray parasites that look like crabs. You’ll be able to see the insects or their
eggs (which are pearl-colored and oval-shaped) in your hair. You may notice that the skin under your
hair is red and scaly, or there may be small blue spots — signs of lice bites. If you’re unsure whether or
not you have lice, see your doctor. What is the treatment for crabs std? Pubic Lice treatment depends
on the infected area. Patients are prescribed insecticide formula which is used for the body. Such
formula is aimed on terminating lice. Please note that you need to treat not only the infected area but
the whole body in order to get rid of infection. The most efficient way is to treat the body at least twice
a day within a week. If you do not feel positive results, you can repeat the treatment course. Avoid
getting insecticide substances into your eyes.

Malathion lotion is one of the most popular insecticide treatments which proved to be quite efficient. It
has several advantages in comparison to other remedies available on the market. It is easy to use and
works efficiently if applied in a proper way. Here are several useful tips that will make your treatment
course as efficient as possible: Treatment tips for Crabs all people can apply malathion lotion without
any exceptions; Permethrin is not recommended for patients under 18; One dosage includes 100 mg of
lotion or 2-30 mg of cream; Treat you whole body, not only infected area; lotion or cream should stay on
your body for the recommended time according to prescription. When it is over, you need to wash the
lotion off thoroughly; there is no need to shave infected areas which are covered with hair; try to avoid
getting lotion on your eyelashes or into eyes. If this area is infected you need to consult the doctor on
the most appropriate treatment course for these parts of the body. Over-the-counter lotions that
contain the chemical permethrin such as Rid and Nix will help you get rid of lice. (Talk to your doctor
before using any product that contains the lindane chemical, which can be toxic, especially for unborn
children). After washing with the lotion, use a fine-toothed comb to comb out the crabs and their eggs
(called nits). Your sexual partner(s) must be treated as well, and all clothing or bedding that may be
infested must be washed in very hot water or dry-cleaned. In some cases, clothing, towels, or bedding
may need to be washed a few times before they’re completely lice-free. If you are not treated If you
don’t seek treatment you’re likely to pass pubic lice on to any sexual partners, or anyone else you’re in
close contact with.
Signs or Symptoms of crabs?

The most common symptom of crabs is itching in your pubic area. The itching is caused by an allergic
reaction to the bites, and usually starts about five days after you get crabs.If you have crabs and look
closely enough in your pubic area, you may see small crab-like parasites that may be whitish-gray or rust
colored. Crab eggs are small and oval-shaped. They are attached to the base of the hair (close to where
it comes out of your body). Crabs are usually found in your pubic area; however, you may find them in
your armpits, eyelashes, beard/mustache and sometimes in the hair on your head.

How are crabs diagnosed?

You can usually see the crabs yourself if you look closely enough. The adult pubic louse resembles a
miniature crab which has six legs, but their two front legs are very large and look like the pincher claws
of a crab; this is how they got the nickname “crabs.” You might need a magnifying glass to help you
identify them. If you are uncertain, have a health care provider examine you. He or she may need to use
a microscope.

What is the treatment for crabs?

A lice-killing lotion containing 1 percent permethrin or a mousse containing pyrethrins and piperonyl
butoxide can be used to treat pubic ("crab") lice. These products are available over-the-counter without
a prescription at a local drug store or pharmacy. These medications are safe and effective when used
exactly according to the instructions in the package or on the label.

Lindane shampoo is a prescription medication that can kill lice and lice eggs. However, lindane is not
recommended as a first-line therapy. Lindane can be toxic to the brain and other parts of the nervous
system; its use should be restricted to patients who have failed treatment with or cannot tolerate other
medications that pose less risk. Lindane should not be used to treat premature infants, persons with a
seizure disorder, women who are pregnant or breast-feeding, persons who have very irritated skin or
sores where the lindane will be applied, infants, children, the elderly, and persons who weigh less than
110 pounds.

Malathion* lotion 0.5 percent (Ovide*) is a prescription medication that can kill lice and some lice eggs;
however, malathion lotion (Ovide*) currently has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) for treatment of pubic ("crab") lice.

Ivermectin has been used successfully to treat lice; however, ivermectin currently has not been
approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of lice.

How to treat pubic lice infestations: (Warning: See special instructions for treatment of lice and nits on
eyebrows or eyelashes. The lice medications described in this section should not be used near the eyes.)

Wash the infested area; towel dry.

Carefully follow the instructions in the package or on the label. Thoroughly saturate the pubic hair and
other infested areas with lice medication. Leave medication on hair for the time recommended in the
instructions. After waiting the recommended time, remove the medication by following carefully the
instructions on the label or in the box.

Following treatment, most nits will still be attached to hair shafts. Nits may be removed with fingernails
or by using a fine-toothed comb.

Put on clean underwear and clothing after treatment.

To kill any lice or nits remaining on clothing, towels or bedding, machine wash and machine dry those
items that the infested person used during the two to three days before treatment. Use hot water (at
least 130 degrees F) and the hot dryer cycle.

Items that cannot be laundered can be dry-cleaned or stored in a sealed plastic bag for two weeks.

All sex partners from within the previous month should be informed that they are at risk for infestation
and should be treated.

Persons should avoid sexual contact with their sex partner(s) until both they and their partners have
been successfully treated and re-evaluated to rule out persistent infestation.

Repeat treatment in nine to ten days if live lice are still found.
Persons with pubic lice should be evaluated for other sexually transmitted diseases.

Special instructions for treatment of lice and nits found on eyebrows or eyelashes:

If only a few live lice and nits are present, it may be possible to remove these with fingernails or a nit
comb.

If additional treatment is needed for lice or nits on the eyelashes, careful application of ophthalmic-
grade petrolatum ointment (only available by prescription) to the eyelid margins two to four times a day
for 10 days is effective. Regular petrolatum (e.g., Vaseline)* should not be used because it can irritate
the eyes if applied.

After you are cured, you may still have some itching as a result of a skin irritation or allergic reaction. If
so, you can use hydrocortisone cream. Clothes and other items that cannot be washed can be placed in
a plastic bag for two weeks. Repeat treatment in seven to ten days if lice are still found.

How can crabs be prevented?

Pubic ("crab") lice most commonly are spread directly from person to person by sexual contact. Pubic
lice very rarely may be spread by clothing, bedding or a toilet seat.

Abstinence (not having sex).

Mutual monogamy (having sex with only one uninfected partner).

Limit the number of sex partners to reduce your risk of all STDs.

Use latex condoms for all types of sexual penetration (oral, vaginal, anal). Note: Latex condoms, when
used consistently and correctly, can reduce the risk of transmission of other STDs, but are not
considered effective against crabs.

Know your partner(s). Careful consideration and open communication between partners may protect all
partners involved from infection.

Have regular check-ups if you are sexually active.

If you have an STD, don't have sex (oral, vaginal, or anal) until all partners have been treated.

Machine wash and dry clothing worn and bedding used by the infested person in the hot water (at least
130°F) laundry cycle and the high heat drying cycle. Clothing and items that are not washable can be
dry-cleaned OR sealed in a plastic bag and stored for 2 weeks.

Do not share clothing, bedding, and towels used by an infested person.

Do not use fumigant sprays or fogs; they are not necessary to control pubic ("crab") lice and can be toxic
if inhaled or absorbed through the skin.
Prompt, qualified, and appropriate medical intervention and treatment and follow-up are important
steps in breaking the disease cycle.