crabs:Also known as: pubic-lice / crab-lice / pediculosis-pubis / papillon-d'amour (butterfly of love), is caused by the Phthirus-pubis parasite (or crab louse), a small, flat-bodied, whitish-gray or brownish-red, wingless, sucking louse, infesting the hairy part of the body, mostly the pubic-hair , but occasionally the hair of the chest , armpits, eyelashes and eyebrows; it uses its claws to grab and hang onto hairs while feeding on its host's blood. Crabs are usually transmitted through skin-to-skin contact with an infected person, but can also be transmitted through sleeping in infested bedding, wearing infested clothing, and possibly from contact with an infested toilet seat. SYMPTOMS: Mild to intense itching in the pubic or groin area, especially at night. TREATMENT: Several prescription or over-the-counter creams, lotions, or shampoos. Some of the common brands include Nix , Lice-Enz , R&C Shampoo, Kwell , and RID .
Synonyms: ass-mites ; body-lice ; bosom-buddies ; bosom-chums ; bosom-friends ; boys-on-ice (rhyming slang); bugs ; chatts ; cooties ; crabs; creepers ; critters ; crotch-crickets ; crotch-critters ; crotch-monkeys ; crumb ; dibs-and-dabs (rhyming slang - crabs); dick-scropions ; gentleman's-companions ; itchy-scratchies ; lap-bugs ; lice ; light-troops ; love-bugs ; nits ; pant-rabbits ; papillon-d'amour (butterfly of love); pubic-visitors ; Sandy-McNabs (rhyming slang - crabs); shattis ; snatch-monsters .
(2) A short poem composed by Lou Perelli (Alan Arkin) and Ruben Martinez (Andy Garcia) for Judge W. Myers (David Ogden Stiers) in Steal Big, Steal Little (1995): ' May bleeding piles torment you and corns adorn your feet / And crabs as big as horse flies dig into your balls and eat / And when you're old and weary and a siphilitic wreck / May you fall through your own bottom and break your bloody neck .'
See Also: A-200, ass mites, Beattie and Babs, body lice, bosom buddies, bosom chums, bosom friends, crab ladder, crab lice, crabs, crabwalk, dibs and dabs, dick scropions, gentleman's companions, Hansom cabs, itchy-scratchies, lap bugs, light troops, love bugs, nits, pant rabbits, pediculosis pubis, Phthirus pubis, piles, pubic lice, pubic visitors, Sandy McNabs, shattis, snatch monsters, social dandruff
Quotes Containing crabs:
A short poem by Lou Perelli (Alan Arkin) and Ruben Martinez (Andy Garcia) for Judge W. Myers (David Ogden Stiers) in Steal Big, Steal Little (1995): ''May bleeding piles torment you and corns adorn your feet / And crabs as big as horse flies dig into your balls and eat / And when you''re old and weary and a siphilitic wreck / May you fall through your own bottom and break your bloody neck .''
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