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Crab Lice Causes & Risks

Causes

Crabs are parasites that can infect the human body. They are spread by personal contact, usually during sexual activity. They may also spread by sharing personal items, such as bedding, towels, and clothing, but this form of transmission is less common.

Risk Factors

A risk factor is something that increases your chance of getting a disease or condition.

Risk factors include:

  • Sexual contact with people who have crabs
  • Contact with contaminated items, such as:
    • Bedding
    • Towels
    • Clothing
    • Toilet seats
    • Furniture

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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