The thought of having a pubic lice infection makes your skin itch – quite literally. It is not the sort of thing that one wants anybody else to know about. That’s why it’s important to find a clinic that offers discrete pubic lice treatment in London, and clinics don’t come any more discrete that Broadgate GP Clinic London Wall.
What pubic lice and their eggs look like
Pubic lice are small parasites that thrive in the coarse hair of your body – coarse hair such as that surrounding the pubes. In appearance they are a greyish-yellow, are about 2mm in length and resemble crabs, which happens to be their nickname. They lay eggs which are attached to any coarse hair. The eggs look like tiny dots and are brown in colour.
A pubic lice infection is a very common STI, being passed from pubes to pubes during the close, bodily contact of sexual activity.
Although common in adults, they can also be passed on to others , including children, through infested bedding, clothing and towels. They are sometimes found in the eyelashes of infected children. For more information about pubic lice in children click here.
Are the lice found in the pubes and the scalp the same?
For the avoidance of doubt, pubic lice are a different species from the lice that infects the scalp. However, pubic lice can be found in other body hair such as underarm hair, and hair on the legs and abdomen.
Some people may not notice the tell-tale symptoms of public lice, but for those who are more observant, or who suspect that they may have an infection, please click here to find some detailed information on the symptoms.
Top discrete pubic lice treatment in London from Broadgate GP Clinic London Wall
If you want to confirm your suspicions about a pubic lice infection, you can get a diagnosis and discrete pubic lice treatment in London from the walk-in private clinic we operate here at Broadgate GP Clinic London Wall.
If you would rather phone ahead and book an appointment you can do so by calling 020 7382 0505.