Pubic lice or Phthirus pubis, also called crabs, are tiny insects found in your genital area. Almost anyone with pubic lice will have itching in the area covered by pubic hair (often gets worse at night). This itching may start soon after getting infected with lice, or it may not start for up to 2-4 weeks after contact. Here are several symptoms you may get, once you have this disease.
- Eggs (nits) or actual adult lice may be seen
- Itching in area covered by pubic hair (often gets worse at night)
- Skin reaction that is bluish-gray in color
- Sores (lesions) in the genital area due to bites and scratching