pubic lice:Also known as: crab-lice / crabs / pediculosis-pubis , 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: (R.S. = rhyming slang with crabs) ass-mites ; body-lice ; bosom-buddies ; bodsom chums; bosom-friends ; boys-on-ice (rhyming slang); bugs ; chatts ; cooties ; crabs ; creepers ; critters ; crotch-crickets ; crotch-critters ; crotch-monkeys ; crumb ; dibs-and-dabs (R.S.); dick-scropions ; gentleman's-companions ; Hansom-cabs (R.S.); itchy-scratchies ; lap-bugs ; lice ; light-troops ; love-bugs ; pant-rabbits ; papillon-d'amour (butterfly of love); pubic-visitors ; Sandy-McNabs (R.S.); shattis ; snatch-monsters ; social-dandruff .
QUOTE: 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: Apostle's grove, ass mites, bear trapper's hat, bearded, Beattie and Babs, beetlebonnet, belly bristles, belly thicket, belly whiskers, bermuda triangle, body lice, bosom buddies, bosom chums, bosom friends, boys on ice, briar pach, brown madam, bugs, bushy, carpet, chatts, clover field, cod cove, cooties, crab ladder, crab lice, crabs, creepers, critters, crotch crickets, crotch critters, crotch monkeys, crumb, crus of the clitoris, crus penis, cunt carpet, cunt down, cunt hair, curlies, curls, curly hairs, delta, dibs and dabs, dick scropions, dick wheat, doormat basher, fanny hair, fascinating furpiece, fleece, forest bush, fresh axe wound in a bears back, frizzle, front door mat, front garden, fuck fur, fur, fur below, furry bush, furry mound, furze, furze-bush, fuzz, fuzzies, garden hedge, gentleman's companions, gooseberry bush, grass, green grove, green meadow, hairy axe wound, hairy pipi, hairy whizzer, Hansom cabs, human scabies, itchy-scratchies, Kwell, lap bugs, lawn, leg beard, lice, Lice-Enz, light troops, love bugs, lower wig, mat, moss, mot-carpet, mowed lawn, muffet, nits, Nix, Old Frizzle, P.T.A., pant rabbits, papillon d'amour, pediculophobia, pediculosis pubis, phthiriophobia, Phthirus pubis, Pink Palace in the Black Forest, plush, pubephilia, pubic lice, pubic visitors, pubickers, pussy beard, pussy cover, pussy hair, quim wig, quim-whiskers, RID, rubyfruit jungle, rug, Sandy McNabs, scabies, scabs, shattis, short and curlies, silent beard, snatch monsters, social dandruff, steel woolies, strawberry patch, stubble, sugar bush, tail feathers, thicket, toupee, treasure trail, triangle of love, twat fuzz, twat mat, twat rug, undergrowth, velcro strips, vertical axe wound with sideburns, wig, woolies, zebra fanny
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