Different types of lice, different diseases. What are the types?

Lice are small parasitic worms that can be found on the head, body, face and pubic area. Soaking fleas in humans save them, which then makes you feel itchy. However, do you know that the types of flea found in each area of ​​the body differ from each other? Are there health problems that can be caused by fleas? See below, come on!

Head lice

Head lice are in the area of ​​the scalp and neck, attaching eggs to the base of the hair shaft. Head lice cannot jump or fly, they can only crawl and move.  Therefore, head lice are usually spread by direct head contact which allows these pests to crawl from someone’s hair to someone else’s hair, for example by using a comb.

Compared to other types of fleas, head lice may not transmit any disease.  Head lice can only cause mild symptoms, such as itching (pruritus) as an allergic reaction to flea bites. Other symptoms of head lice include loss of hair in the hair, sleepiness due to itching in the head, and head injury due to scratches.

Body lice

Body lice live on clothes and lay eggs, and move to human skin to find food.  Body lice can spread disease, especially if you do not maintain good personal hygiene.

Contrary to what many people suspect, it excludes dogs, cats, and other pets that do not play a role in the movement of human fleas. You can only catch fleas from other humans, not from different species like dogs.

Known for flea diseases in the body (typhus epidemic, trench fever, and spread of spouse fever).

  • Typhus is a disease caused by an infection of rickettsial bacteria caused by lice and mites. When ticks and mites that carry rickettsial bacteria bite someone, the typhus-causing bacteria will then move and infect the body.
  • Trench fever or trench fever is a disease caused by body lice. The disease is known as a five-day fever, such as a sudden high fever, high headache, backache, leg pain, and body rash.
  • Lice reproductive fever is a disease of lice caused by the spirochete Borrelia recruits, a bacterium that is spread to humans by fleas.

pubic lice

Pubic lice are usually found sticking to the hair in the pubic area. However, this type of lice is sometimes found in thick hair in other parts of the body.  For example eyebrows, eyelashes, beards, mustaches, chest hair, armpits and others. Pubic lice are usually spread through sexual contact.  Again, dogs, cats, and other pets cannot pass these types of fleas to humans.

Pubic lice are the parasites caused by the parthenous pubis that spreads through physical contact such as vaginal, anal and oral sex; Kiss; And cocks. Some complications due to pubic lice infection include eye and skin disorders, impetigo, furunculosis (the appearance of abscesses on the skin), inflammation of the eye (blepharitis), and conjunctivitis (infection of the mucous membrane of the eye).

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