What Does Std Crabs Look Like?


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Matthew Porter answered
Crabs are also most commonly known as ‘pubic lice’. Crabs appear like small flakes in the area and there may well be bluish spots on the skin where the lice have been feeding. Crabs are six-legged, parasitic insects often found in the genital area of humans. There are three stages in the life of a pubic louse: The nit, the nymph and the adult. Nits are the eggs of pubic lice. They are very difficult to see and firmly attach themselves to the hair shaft. They are about the same size as a mark at the end of an arrow. They are oval-shaped and vary in colour from yellow to white. Nits usually take about one week to hatch. The nit then hatches into a baby louse which is called a nymph. It looks very similar to an adult pubic louse but is smaller in size. The nymph must feed on blood in order for it to live. Nymphs usually mature into adults about seven days after hatching. The adult pubic louse resembles a miniature crab when it is viewed through a strong magnifying glass. Pubic lice have six legs but they have two larger front legs which resemble the pincer claws of a crab, hence the nickname. Public lice are tan to greyish-white in colour. Just like nymphs, adult pubic lice need to feed on blood to live. If they fall off a human, then pubic lice usually die within one to two days. Females lay nits and are usually larger than males. Finding a nymph or an adult can sometimes prove difficult, as there are usually very few of them and they can move quickly away from light. Non-prescription treatments for crabs include a 1% permethrin or pyrethrin lice shampoo, or you can obtain a prescription medicine called lindane from your doctor.
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Anonymous answered
Crabs are not STD's...

You can get crabs from hotels and dirty linens or the woods.

They are bugs that dig into your skin and look like mini crabs and itch like crazy.

You can rid them by use of pharma insecticides.

Ask the pharmacist...
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Kyoko Katayama answered
This is what a pubic louse looks like under a microscope.

This is what a pubic louse look like when attached to a pubic hair.
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chris rico answered
They look like mini crabs. As soon as you get them, you must contain the situation. Don't be afraid to ask people if they had sex with a certain partner, because it can spread to other friends. You can also get crabs from the beach. Have all your infected friends take a shower & stay away until situation is resolved.
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Anonymous answered
The crabs you asked about our also called pubic lice, and are usually spread through sexual contact. They can also be spread through contaminated clothing and bedding. You would NOT be likely to get them from the woods!

The crabs look like small flakes of skin to the naked eye, but you can actually see the insects with a magnifying glass. You may also see white or gray dots in your pubic hair; these are louse eggs.

As bunnylove suggests, medicated creams and shampoos can cure crabs. Some of these treatments are available without a prescription at the drug store. Clothes, bedding, towels, and other items that may contain the lice should be machine washed and dried on a hot cycle setting, or dry-cleaned. Articles that cannot be washed can be sealed in a plastic bag for 72 hours.
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Anonymous answered
Crabs look like flakes of skin.. Scratch some off and look at it with a magnifying glass and you can see them or your doctor can tell you if you have them...
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Anonymous answered
It looks like a bunch of cody netts just runnin round in your pubs

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