This tiny (only 1-3 mm), yellow-gray parasite under the microscope is very similar to a small crab.
However, pubic lice can be seen with the naked eye - a small grain of the hair at the base.
Most often it settles in hairy areas of the skin around the genitals, but sometimes it can dwell and armpits, on his mustache, beard, eyebrows, and eyelashes.
Pubic lice (ploschitsy) inactive, multiplyby laying eggs, the nits (three pieces per day) and feed exclusively on human blood (2-4 times daily), drinking at one time up to 0,001 ml. The life expectancy of pubic lice - 24 days.
Pubic lice are parasitic only on the person,catch them from a cat or guinea pig is quite impossible. Like other diseases, sexually transmitted infections, pubic lice are usually transmitted through sexual contact, when the insects crawl from one partner to another. But if all of a sudden it turned out that your wonderful husband (or wife) brought home the evil, we should not rush to accuse him of treason.
It is known that a louse, unhooked from the man,He does not live more than a day, but its eggs can survive for almost a week. So that the transfer of lice could easily happen in the towel, bed linen and clothes. There have been cases of infection in the sauna, swimming pool, solarium, and even when using public toilet.
How to recognize pubic lice
From the moment of infection until the first signs of the diseaseIt may take several weeks. After moving to a new host, pubic louse claws, paws firmly attached to pubic hair and starts to equip your life. In order to get food, she proboscis pierces the skin of the host. Salivary gland lice produce a special enzyme that digests the blood and at the same time does not allow it to clot. Therefore, on the site of bites are always bluish marks that itch and itch.
Deferred eggs, nits female strengthens on pubic hair, so that wash them with water is not possible. After some time of these eggs hatch new lice.
If you look closely at the skin aroundgenitals, then it is possible to notice a grayish-bluish spots that do not go away from pressure. This pubic lice bites. And if you take a magnifying glass, you can see and the parasites themselves - brownish point at the base of the hair. Ibid placed whitish nits.
The most obvious sign of infection - itching in the groin. Zavshivevshy a person begins to itch constantly, and on the site of bites occur wounds, scratches.
Diagnosis and treatment of pubic lice
The most important thing - do not confuse the pubic lice to other, much more serious sexual infections. Correct to diagnose the doctor-dermatologist.
In order to recover, of course, it is desirableseek professional help from a doctor. However, if you are 100% sure that you are concerned about is the pubic louse, can get rid of it yourself. It's very simple.
Previously, these insects poisoned with kerosene, andInfected hair shaved. Today there were more efficient ways: for the budget - 10% or 5% sulfuric ointment or cream with benzyl benzoate, for the rest - "Nittifor" or "Spray-Pax." The method of application is described in the instructions.
After treatment, all underwear and bedding to soak with bleach or boil, then ironed with a hot iron. Remember that you need to treat all sexual partners at the same time!