How to prevent crab lice
HOW TO AVOID CRAB LICE
Crab lice prevention: Tips to avoid crab lice infection
Among the main tips we can point out the following:
Keep safe sexual intercourse
Sexual relation with infected people can be the cause of contagion, especially when no safe sex practices are adopted or when having several partners. Keeping a safe sexual relation is the best method to prevent being infected.
It is especially important when keeping a sexual intercourse with a non- continuous couple to maintain a good hygiene of the body after having had sex, paying special attention to the genital cleaning.
A close inspection of your body should be taken into account for some days following the sexual intercourse in order to detect any possible symptom of infection (nits take from 3 to 14 days to hatch) If any symptom is detected, you should treat yourself as soon as possible. You should also communicate it to your couple or partners.
Don't share your clothes and your bedding
Sharing infected personal clothes (especially towels or cleaning clothes) bedding clothes (blankets, sheets or pillows) caps, hats, etc. is one of the main causes that can produce this contagion.
This is particularly true in schools, barracks or asylums where a more close relation is maintained. Teachers and parents should convince their children not to share personal objects such as hats, caps, scarves, etc. Soldiers should be more conscious about the possible danger of sharing their caps, laying down on other's blankets, putting their head down on other's pillows, sharing their towels, etc.
Old people who can not take care of themselves should be inspected from time to time to look for possible infection. This is particularly necessary not to infect others if they are going to be taken to a hospital, or they are going to stay in some residence.
Disinfect combs and hair brushes
Use hot water to get rid of possible parasites.
- Wash your clothes and bedding in hot water: Using very hot water (above 120 ºC) can eradicate the possible crab lice or nits remaining on the clothes. bed sheets and pillow cases should be changed every night and washed on hot water.
- Don't share your comb or hair brush: Sharing them is a possible way of transmitting this parasite.
- Sharing closets: Sitting on an infected closet can also spread this infection, especially when someone sits on a public latrine. If you intend to sit on the toilet, you should only use sanitary closets with toilet seat protection cover. This type of lavatory is provided with a mechanical system with guaranties proper sanitation.
Paper toilet sit covers are also adequate to prevent this type of contagion. They are used to cover the toilet in order not to sit directly on them. Some public lavatories do not dispose of these throwaway papers, so it is better for you to carry some of them in your bag.
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.