Thursday, August 2, 2012

What Are Crabs?

Crabs are also known as Pubic lice, Fuller or Crab louse.  The Latin name for the organism responsible for pubic lice is Pthirus Pubis. So what are crabs? Crabs are wingless parasitic insect, which are blood sucking and primarily found in genital area or pubic.  Pubic lice are grey-brown in color are basically in 2mm length, causing red spot and itching in coarse hair on human body including eyelashes, beards, eyebrow, moustaches and may also affect hair in abdomen or back. Gorilla is also affected by such insects. These insects are visible through naked eyes.  The pubic lice pictures of infected areas by crabs will be like,


To summaries more clearly about, what are crabs?  They are morphologically distinct with three pairs of legs on either side of their body. The duration of female pubis is shorter, nearly three weeks as compared with its counterparts. The eggs produced by female crab louse are attached to hair shaft on the base of pubic area. The eggs produced by this crab louse take approximately eight days to hatch.

Sexual contact or sexual intercourse causes crabs disease. These crabs disease may also pass from person to person from hugging or kissing. Sometimes parents can also pass on the lice by sharing beds towel or wardrobe.

Experts feel that lice in our body cannot survive for very long, since the humidity in human body is high. Crabs are very contagious STDs (Sexually Transmitted Disease).

Crabs std is transmitted to a person by any type sexual intercourse and also infecting non infected person. Sharing of sexual device (Vibrator), oral sex or intercourse might lead to crab disease. Crabs std are transmitted through sexual exposure whether anal or vaginal.


Health Tips measure can be followed to prevent from crabs disease, by keeping their body hygiene especially genital area. One can opt for medical treatment to kill such lice but by applying Permethrin, which are easily available in market without prescription. One can follow Health Tips measures, by not sharing towels or wardrobe and if a person has infection treat everyone in house for precautionary measures.

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