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What is the difference between Lice and Crabs?

Asked by T. Wikati, Last updated: Aug 14, 2019

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A. Cook

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A. CookEnglish Professor, M.A, Ph.D, Kentucky
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Answered on Aug 30, 2019

Lice and crabs are usually transmitted from person to person contact. Body lice live on parts of the body, excluding pubic hair. In comparison to crabs, body lice have been known to spread a plethora of diseases as they feed on human blood. These lice lay eggs on clothing and continuously move to other areas of the skin to feed, and like different types of lice, body lice favor individuals with poor grooming habits.

Lice and crabs are usually transmitted from person to person contact. Body lice live on parts of
Crabs are a type of lice which are usually transmitted through sexual contact. These types of lice prefer bristly hair and although they are most likely to be observed in the pubic region of an infected individual. They also relish finding a warm home in armpit hair or eyebrow hair. Unlike body lice, crabs are more likely to spread disease.

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j. Goodman

J. GoodmanWeb Content Writer, San Antonio
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Answered on Aug 14, 2019

Knowing the difference between lice and crabs is a bit complicated especially since crabs are a type of lice that can be seen in humans and other animals. Lice may usually be found on the scalp but crabs can also be found in other parts of the body that are hairy such as the genital area. There are a lot of people who may not even realize that they have this until they start experiencing the symptoms that are due to having this.

Knowing the difference between lice and crabs is a bit complicated especially since crabs are a
Having sex can spread crabs but there are also instances when they may spread through bedsheets and other surfaces. Lice can spread too because they will lay their eggs on the scalp. If people would use other people’s combs, the lice will spread easier.

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Answered on May 24, 2019

There isn't much difference between crabs and lice, as crabs are a type of lice. Crabs are also known as pubic lice. Crabs are parasites, which are small and attach to the hair and skin of a person's genitals. MIllions of people each year are infected with these tiny insects.

There isn't much difference between crabs and lice, as crabs are a type of lice. Crabs are also
They are most commonly spread through sexual contact, but can also be spread through a person whose infected clothes and bed. There are two other types of lice. Head lice attaches to the scalp of the head and it lays eggs. Body lice appear in places such as the waist, armpits, and groins.

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