Crabs STD Pictures
If you have seen the magnified variety of before, you may have noticed that the organisms in them that are called crabs are, in fact, lice that are shaped like crabs. They are crab lice, which are bloodsucking lice of the genus Pthirus, specifically the species Pthirus pubis (abbreviated as P. pubis). The word pubis indicates that this louse infests the pubic or genital region of human bodies. However, pubic lice like those in pictures have also been found in other coarse hair of humans: on leg hair, on chest hair, in armpits, on facial hair, on eyelashes or eyebrows, and rarely, on the scalp.
The lice shown in crabs STD pictures may be yellowish gray or whitish gray. They have three forms: (1) eggs, also called nits, (2) the nymph, which is the immature crab louse hatched from a nit, and (3) the adult louse, which is the one that causes itching, the most common symptom of lice.
Pubic lice can cause severe itching. Their bite has been known to cause small marks that resemble tiny bruises. If crab lice get on the eyelashes, the edges of one’s eyelids may become crusted and lice or their eggs may be found at the base of the eyelashes. When pubic lice infestation is observed on the eyebrows or eyelashes of a child, it may be a sign that sexual exposure or abuse has happened to the child. Animals neither get nor spread pubic lice.
People with crabs may occasionally find rust-colored spots on their underwear from bleeding where they were bitten by the lice. If they were bitten by a large number of lice, they may also have a mild fever and may feel tired.
A crab louse is just 1.1 to 1.8 millimeters long. Another resemblance they have to crabs may be seen in their clawlike legs, which they use to cling to hair. Crab lice eggs can barely be seen in crabs STD pictures because they are just minuscule white particles that attach so tightly to the hair shafts that they are not removed through normal washing.
The infested people in crabs STD pictures may have gotten the lice during sexual contact, but a person could also get crabs from clothing infested with crabs, from lying in the bed linens of someone with crabs, and even from using the same toilet seat as someone with crabs. Some infested people may have blue spots on the skin under their pubic hair. These are a skin reaction to louse bites.