PUBIC/Crabs LICE AND trichomoniasis. By: Komal, Emma, And Manjot. Pubic Lice: Virus Or Bacteria. Pubic lice is not a virus or a bacteria because it is a bug that you can get from another person if you are sexually active.
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By: Komal, Emma, And Manjot
People do not usually get any symptoms until having pubic lice for about five days. Symptoms may include:
Pubic lice feed on blood by biting skin at the base of a hair follicle. They prevent clotting of the blood by an anticoagulant in their saliva. This along with other substances in the louse’s saliva is seen as foreign by the human immune system, resulting in a mild allergic reaction around the bite. While the itchy felling caused by the allergic reaction is more annoying than harmful, excessive itching can quickly damage the skin of the infested area.
Pubic lice can be treated with medication such as some common brands like A-200, RID, and Nix.
Women do not start experiencing any signs until 5-28 days. Men may not even experience any signs for years. Some Symptoms may include: