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Suggest treatment for pediculosis pubis

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Dr. Ilyas Patel

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Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I was told you could only get pubic lice from sex with someone who had it or from sharing personal utensils what are personal utensils
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Answered by Dr. Ilyas Patel 34 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Pediculosis pubis

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Pediculosis pubis is caused by pubic lice. It is a notorious parasite infesting pubic hairs. And causes severe itching and papulovesiclar lesions. The lesions may be infected by bacteria causing pustular lesions.

It may be transmitted by sexual intercourse and by using utensils of person who has such infection. Personal utensil means the things used by person like underwear, towel, razor,soap...etc. These things may be responsible to transfer parasite to other person.

I hope you got my answer.

Thanks.

Dr.Ilyas Patel MD
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