The scratching from scabies and lice can cause the onset of secondary bacterial infections. In certain situations, a more severe form of scabies can develop called crusted scabies. Other complications can include spreading the infestation throughout the household as well as to other areas of the body.
Sexual partners should be tested for both scabies and crabs if you have it. However, it is possible that your doctor will recommend automatic treatment for them.
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Yes. Both scabies and crabs are easily treated.
Parasitic. Scabies is caused by the mite, Sarcoptes scabei. And crabs are caused by pubic lice, Phthirus pubis.
Medicated Lotions. Both conditions are treated with specific medicated lotions; Additionally in both cases, all clothing and bedding should be washed in hot water.
Upto 2 weeks. Itching may take 2-3 weeks to go away completely.
No. Sex is not recommended until treatment of you and your partner(s) is complete.
Yes. If you are exposed to a person, especially sexually, re-infestation is entirely possible.