Posts Tagged ‘Parasites’

Crab lice

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Disease, Condition & Injury, Pelvis conditions, Reproductive organs conditions

(Pubic Lice; Pediculosis Pubis)

Crab lice – Definition

Crabs, or pubic lice, are tiny, barely visible parasites. They are usually found in the pubic hair but can also be found in other body areas with short hair. This may include eyelashes, eyebrows, armpits, and mustache.

Pubic lice are commonly called crabs because they look like tiny crabs.

Pinworm

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Disease, Condition & Injury, Stomach & digestive systems conditions, Stomach conditions

(Roundworm)

Pinworm – Definition

Pinworms are very common parasites that live in the intestine.

Pinworms are most active at night, 2 to 3 hours after bedtime. The female worm comes out through the anus, and deposits eggs in the perineal area. The perineal area is between the thighs and runs from the anus to the genitals.

Scabies

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Arm conditions, Disease, Condition & Injury, Skin arm conditions, Skin conditions, Skin conditions on legs

Scabies – Definition

Scabies is an infestation of the skin. It is caused by a tiny mite.

Scabies – Causes

An infestation results when the female mite burrows into the skin and lays its eggs. The scabies mite does not suck blood. It does not transmit any disease other than scabies between people.

Head Lice – Pediculosis

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Arm conditions, Disease, Condition & Injury, Skin arm conditions, Skin conditions, Skin conditions on legs

Head Lice – Definition

Head lice are tiny, barely visible insect-like animals (“arthropods”) that may live on the head and cause itching. (“Lice” is plural; the singular is “louse.”) Head lice may also live in the eyebrows, eyelashes, and beard. But sometimes infestations in these areas are from a related species called pubic lice.

Head Lice – Causes

Head lice spread by personal contact and by sharing combs, brushes, hats, and other personal items.