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    What do crabs feel like? Your pubic lice questions answered

    Updated 22 February 2024 |
    Published 24 December 2019
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    Medically reviewed by Dr. Sarina Schrager, Family physician and professor of family medicine and community health, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Wisconsin, US
    Written by Kate Hollowood
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    Crabs are very common and treatable, but it can be tricky to spot them. Find out exactly what to look for and next steps if you think you’ve got pubic lice with advice from a Flo expert.

    Whatever symptoms you may be experiencing, it can be super stressful when something doesn’t feel quite right in our genital area. 

    If you think it could be public lice (also known as crabs), know that you should be able to treat them quickly and that they’re nothing to be embarrassed about. 

    Understanding what pubic lice look and feel like is the first step to resolving the issue, so let’s find out more from a Flo expert.

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