F11 lice jc

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F11 lice jc

  1. 1. STI: Pubic Lice/ Scabies
  2. 2. What is this STD? How is it spread ??? <ul><li>Pubic lice, also known as crabs, are small insects that cling to coarse hair and lay one-millimeter sized eggs.  Scabies are small mites that burrow under the skin to lay eggs anywhere on the skin. </li></ul><ul><li>Pubic lice are usually spread by sexual contact. It can also be spread by close contact such as touching or hugging with an infected area such as a beard. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What are the symptoms? Do these vary for different groups of people ? (If so for what & for whom?) <ul><li>The symptoms for pubic lice are itchiness in the affected areas, faint blue spots on nearby skin, rashy skin or rash, and inflammation in the eye if the eyelashes or eyebrows are affected. Some people may present no symptoms, but can still spread the insects. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What problems occur as a result of having this STD? <ul><li>There are not much consequences or problems other than the symptoms mentioned above. Some people may not be able to have sex or contact with other people in fear of spreading the insects to others. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What treatment options are available? <ul><li>Both pubic lice and scabies can be treated but talking to a doctor and receiving treatment such as a lotion or cream. The treatment needs to be reapplied after seven days to ensure that that all eggs were killed if hatched after the first treatment.  All members of the household and sex partners need to be treated as well. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What trends exist with respect to the occurrence of this STD? Are there any groups at high risk of contracting this STD? <ul><li>There are hardly any trends that exist regarding lice. The numbers reported are low in comparison to other STI’s reported. Like many other STI’s high school and college students are at high risk for contracting pubic lice and scabies. </li></ul>
  7. 7. what is the bad news about this STI? <ul><li>Pubic lice and scabies are easily cured but can spread very quickly. Sexual relations are not necessary to contract the disease, sharing of covers or shaking hands can lead to contracting the critters </li></ul>
  8. 8. Overall, what is the good news (if any) about this STD <ul><li>The good news about lice and scabies is that there are several ways to treat the problem. Some of the things people who have contracted the disease can do are the following: buy new bedding, wash clothing, wash bed linens, and spray clothing with insecticide, spray bed linens with insecticide for lice and other treatments in the market. </li></ul>

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