crab louse

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crab louse

n.
A parasitic louse (Phthirus pubis) that infests the pubic region and causes severe itching. Also called pubic louse.
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crab louse

n
(Animals) a parasitic louse, Pthirus (or Phthirus) pubis, that infests the pubic region in humans
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crab′ louse`


n.
a crablike louse, Phthirus pubis, that infests pubic hair and other body hair in humans.
[1540–50]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crab louse - a louse that infests the pubic region of the human bodycrab louse - a louse that infests the pubic region of the human body
louse, sucking louse - wingless usually flattened bloodsucking insect parasitic on warm-blooded animals
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Translations
filckaveš muňka
satiainen

crab louse

npiattola
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So, when it comes to contracting herpes or pubic lice, removing of pubic hair might still play a role.
What does it do: The ancients knew the plant and Dioscorides recommended it to clean topical parasites such as fleas, ticks and head and pubic lice. Roman physicians made tinctures and applied them to bleeding haemorrhoids, and treated dropsy and asthma, but its principle use was as a parasiticide: fleas everywhere, infesting beds, soft furnishing and togas.
Black powder or tiny white dots in your underwear - this could be droppings or eggs from pubic lice In women:
Pediculosis pubis, also known as pubic lice, or "crabs," is an infestation of Phthirus pubis.
conducted a risk factor analysis among homeless persons sleeping in public areas only, and body lice prevalence was associated with a history of pubic lice, begging, and not attending municipal showers (9).
Unfortunately, they can't always be seen by the naked eye and include pubic lice, scabies and trichomoniasis.
The occurrence for pubic lice (Pthirus pubis) is much less than for head and body one.
Pubic lice "used to be extremely common; it's now rarely seen," University of New South Wales sexual health researcher and physician Basil Donovan (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-13/brazilian-bikini-waxes-make-crab-lice-endangered-species-health.html) told Bloomberg News in January.
In Australia, Sydney's main sexual health clinic hasn't treated a woman with pubic lice since 2008 while male cases have fallen 80 percent from about 100 a decade ago, the Daily Mail reported.
Summary: Brazilian bikini waxes are reportedly causing pubic lice to become endangered.
We used it mainly for short-term treatment of pubic lice and scabies in the Marines, who are adults rather than children.