Scabies and Urinary Tract Infections
Pediculosis (Pubic Lice, Crabs) and Scabies
Crabs is caused by small, grayish white lice which infest the pubic and axillary hair. Their eggs may be seen attached to the base of the hair. Itching of the pubic area is the main symptom of pediculosis, but since this is probably an allergic reaction to the louse, itching may not always occur.
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
bladder infections, and other urinary tract infections
are infections, usually bacterial, of the urinary tract
that cause painful frequent urination, lower abdominal
pain, or pain during intercourse. UTIs primarily affect
women because of their relatively short urinary tract.
However, men may also get UTIs.
Illustration of Urinary Tract Infections
Some UTIs are sexually
transmitted or at least caused by vigorous or repeated
intercourse. Simple hygiene rules can minimize the risk
of infection, including wiping from front to back after
defecation, keeping the urethra, vaginal and anal areas
clean, urinating when the urge is felt rather than
waiting for a long time, urinating immediately after
intercourse and drinking fluids to keep the urine diluted
and urinary tract flushed.
-Taken from The College Student's Health Guide, Sandra Smith, Christopher Smith
Non-Gonococcal Urethritis (NGU)
Non-Gonococcal Urethritis is an inflammation of the male urethra that is not caused by gonorrhea. It is similar to a UTI, and medical attention should be sought.
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