Pubic Lice & Scabies… totally curable!

Sometimes people call this “the crabs”. Public lice and scabies are tiny little insects that can be passed on during sex stuff, or even from sharing sheets, towels, or clothes from an infected person.

Possible Signs & Symptoms

Pubic Lice: Genital area might be itchy; oval whitish eggs may be seen, and/or light brown tiny insects.

Scabies: Itching at night; rash might be seen between fingers, wrist, abdomen, ankles, genitals.

Super important detail: These STIs are curable, with special shampoos and creams you can get a clinic or nursing station. You also need to do some work at home, like washing sheets, blankets and towels in hot water (it’s also helpful to iron them). You could also store this stuff in air tight garbage bags for a full 2 weeks to kill the insects (must make sure bag is totally air tight). You have to make sure to give the treatment time to work before doing sex stuff again. PS- your sexual partners need testing & treatment too. Not everyone gets scabies due to sex stuff.