Sexual & General Health

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Pubic Lice

Affects arse area
Does not affect eyes/mouth area
Affects genital area


  • Itching in the genital area.
  • Check for small crab-like parasites and eggs in pubic and body hair if itching is experienced.

Treatment: Only one visit to the clinic or chemist

  • Crabs can be treated with special lotions from the chemist of GUM Clinic.

WARNING! The instructions with the lotions should be followed carefully. Do not use just soap and water.


  • Crabs (related to head lice) can be easily passed on through close contact, not necessarily sexual.
  • Those people who have had close contact should check themselves.

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