Crabs Topic Guide

Crabs (Pubic Lice) Crabs (Pubic Lice): Crabs (pubic lice) is a parasitic infection. Causes of crabs include
  • sexual contact with an infected person,
  • contaminated towels,
  • bedding, or
  • clothing.
The main symptom of crabs (pubic lice) are burning and itching of the pubic area. Treatment for crabs is medication that kills the parasite.


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