Pubic pediculosis: treatment, symptoms, causes, diagnosis

August 12, 2017 15:30 | Pediculosis

This disease, like pubic pediculosis has become a very common disease of the dermis, the causative agent of which are pubic lice.And today we will consider in more detail the symptoms and causes of pubic lice in women and men, its treatment and diagnosis.

Features of the disease

Ideal environment for the vital activity of these parasites is the genital area:

  • perineum;
  • pubis;
  • scrotum.

They also live on:

  • hairs that grow around the anus;
  • underarm hairs.

These parts are susceptible to lice damage due to the fact that they are saturated with apocrine glands, the odor of which attracts these parasites.In rare cases, these lice settle on the eyebrows, head hairs, eyelashes, whiskers.They are attached to the base of the hairs, immersing the oral apparatus in the skin.This parasite can sit in one place for several days.

The pubic louse is like a gray-brown plate.Most often the length of the parasite is 1-3 mm.Adult males of ectoparasitic insects grow to a maximum of 3 mm.Female are large( up to

5 mm).They can save up to 3 eggs per day.For its entire life cycle, the female is capable of depositing only about 50 eggs, which is much less than the head louse.

Propagation of parasites is performed by laying eggs.Nits are located at the roots of the hair.

If the parasite leaves the person for any reason, the duration of its vital activity will be short( about one day).The larvae of this parasite can live without a carrier for about a week. Therefore, pubic pediculosis can be transmitted not only through intimacy, but also through bedding, towels. Very likely to become infected with this type of pediculosis during procedures in swimming pools, baths, solariums, public toilets.The pubic louse has an incubation period of 14-30 days.

For the reasons for the appearance of pediculosis on the pubic part, read below.