Can Humans Get Lice From Animals?

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Pubic lice are small, six-legged creatures that infect the pubic hair area and lay eggs. These lice can also be found in armpit hair and eyebrows.

Alternative Names

Pediculosis - pubic lice; Lice - pubic; Crabs

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Pubic lice are known as Phthirus pubis. Lice infestation is found mostly in teenagers and usually spreads during sexual activity.

Sometimes, public lice can spread through contact with objects such as toilet seats,...

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