Pubic Lice (crabs)

These are commonly known as “crabs” and are not seen as much now due to shaving and waxing!

They appear as small insects attached to hair in the pubic hair area but may move up to the chest hair, armpit hair and down the legs.

This causes lots of itching and you may notice the white eggs too.

They are diagnosed by looking and are harmless!

They are treated by applying a lotion to the skin two times a week apart.

Your sexual partners will need treating too!

All linen/clothing has to be washed to prevent re– infection.

For more information visit the FPA website.

A parasite that is passed through close contact ( often in the pubic hair)

Easily diagnosed in the clinic by looking.

Treated with lotion applied to the skin

All partners will need treating too