Pubic lice

Pubic lice – animals controversial. On the one hand, they can live in a state of suspended animation for months, finding themselves without a master, or rather his skin and hair. Can withstand pressures up to 1.3 kg, to live under a 30-centimeter layer of sand to 4 days and 2 days under water.

On the other hand, they do not suffer hunger: if they are suddenly torn away from the body, head lice without food for 24 hours suddenly die. In addition, they are lazy and once they seizes the hair, do not peel it until his death. A well-lice live and breed only at +30-38 ° C.

Scientists can not yet explain this selectivity, but pubic lice do not eat all the people. But if the man seemed delicious, the insect is crawling on the immediate causal place, and clings to three feet on one side of the body hair. If you try to tear off lice from a familiar spot, she shows signs of life, and even more clinging to the hair, which is why you can remove it only with great difficulty and often with hair.
Lice epidemic of intimate

In Europe and the United States acquired the disease is really the scope of the epidemic, and suffer from parasites, mainly young people. In Russia, according to recent statistics, up to 8% of the population of large cities are infected with pubic lice.

Strictly speaking, pubic lice is not a venereal disease completely. Infection is usually through sexual contact with lice, but you can pick up these parasites through bed linen and underwear, as well as baths, saunas, swimming pools and even in the solarium.

Prefer “ploschitsy” is the groin, because there are more of apocrine glands, which secrete a special pot with a strong, “animal” smell. But live they can not only “there”, but also on the thighs, trunk, armpits. And if vymorit them from these places, the lice can crawl on the beard, mustache and eyelashes. It all depends on the degree of hairiness of the victim.
Guess he

See the louse or nits are very difficult. The fact that this is the smallest lice – 1-3 mm, and they are attached at the base of the hair. But if you have found the following symptoms, it is time to grieve – you are the owner of brood parasites.

Itching. First of all, lice inject a substance that thins the blood and causes the characteristic itching.
Spot. After the settlement of lice on the skin of the host, appear blue or shady spot with a diameter of 1 cm, which are rapidly disappearing. This is either a minor hemorrhage, or deposition of salivary gland secretion of pubic lice.
Dark spots on the linen. In areas of underwear in contact with the groin area, there are small dark spots. This means that the lice settled down: spots – their waste products.
Blisters. Scratching of itchy areas lead to the fact that there are red bumps, blisters, and eczema.
Lice themselves. With the growth of hair nits with hair rising above the surface of the skin, they are easier to see. And the height of their location can be estimated how much they are “guests.”

Fight to the death

It is obvious that the usual shower with soap and water does not kill the lice and does not remove the nits. But do not be watered with kerosene, is modern and reliable tools.

If a lot of hair – it is better to shave. This immediately eliminates many of the lice and nits, and simplify the inspection of the affected areas. To dissolve the adhesive which holds the nits on the hairs, it is necessary to wash with hot water and vinegar.

From the exterior of medicines in pharmacies offer gray mercury ointment, xylene, nittifor with the active substance Permethrin, a French spray Pax. There are drugs such as phenylbutazone, which when administered make the blood toxic to lice. But they do not eliminate the parasite bites.

Dirty linen should be boiled with a solution of baking soda 25-30 minutes to kill nits that may live there for another 6 days. Clothes ironed with a hot iron, especially folds. And, most unpleasant, tested for syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and other sexually transmitted infections. You never know whose blood they suck pests before?