Another name for this disease is lice. Lice are parasites that suck blood, the whole life cycle of which passes on a person. They lay eggs, called nits, at the base of the hair. After five to seven days, they become larvae, and after three weeks they become fully mature individuals. On a person lice live up to two months. They can infect the “host” with typhus or relapsing fever.
There are three types of pediculosis caused by lice of different types: Head. Parasites affect the head, mustache, beard, eyebrows, eyelashes. The affected areas itch very much, crusts form on the wounds from bites. The surface of the skin on the back of the head and behind the ears is affected, as in eczema. Inspection helps to identify head lice. When it is noticeable nits that click when crushed. Wardrobe. Lice live in the folds of the skin, which relate to clothing (shoulder, back, armpits, abdomen, waist).
Parasites bite a person, so rash appears, resembling mosquito bites. Then she becomes bluish. The skin is scratched and pustules can form at the wound site. Pubic. Called ploschitsami. Lice live in the groin area. Parasite bites – round or oval spots. Color – gray-blue, size – up to a centimeter. When pubic pediculosis is severe itching in the groin. Lice are transmitted only from a person in close contact, for example, in public transport. The source of infection can be things that are used by the patient: combs, bed linen, towels. Pubic pediculosis is transmitted in most cases through sexual contact. The head form of the disease can often affect a child who spends time in kindergarten, school, camp.