How to use Pubic-lice in a sentence
A doctor may need to distinguish between body lice and scabies (a disease caused by skin mites) and between pubic lice and eczema (a skin condition).
In young children pubic lice usually are seen on the eyebrows or eyelashes.
Although pubic lice sometimes produce small, bluish spots called maculae ceruleae on the trunk or thighs, usually it is easier to spot scratching marks.
Head and pubic lice infestations usually are treated with insecticidal lotions, shampoos, or cream rinses.
A common herbal treatment for pubic lice consists of pennyroyal oil (25%), garlic oil (25%), distilled water (50%).Advertisement
Hair and pubic lice nits must be removed manually to prevent re-infestation as the eggs hatch.
Re-infestation with body or pubic lice can be prevented by washing underclothes, sleepwear, bedding, and towels in hot, soapy water and drying with high heat for at least 20 minutes.
Although pubic lice do not carry diseases, they often are found in association with other sexually transmitted diseases.
Lindane-A benzene compound that is used to kill body and pubic lice.