Crab Lice 🦀
Crab Lice are parasitic insects that typically infest the human genital area and cause intense itching.
Crabs are typically contracted through WooHoo with infected Sims or from sleeping in infested beds of other non-household Sims. By default, 18% of the, mostly single, adult population is a potential source of Crab Lice.
Once a Sim has any contact with Crab Lice, the parasites begin to acclimate to your body. After around 12 hours the itching begins, but it’s not guaranteed that Crab Lice are the culprit, it can be just random itching. The itching may pass, or turn into intense itching that won’t leave unless medicated. Pubic Lice do not voluntarily leave, so proper treatment with specialized medication is required.
Any Sim can be asked about their health, assuming they are friendly enough to trust their judgment. This is the best indicator if they might be infected with some disease. But if it happens that you contract Crab Lice, it’s necessary to medicate it.
Lice Killing Shampoo is available in the Wonderful Store at any computer (or in Build/Buy). Purchase this special shampoo and use it from your Sim inventory while showering or in a bath. Its effects are instantaneous and last for a day, protecting you from catching Crabs again.
Non-Playable Sims who were infected will eventually understand what happened and medicate themselves as well, but it can take them around 3 days to deal with it.
To completely protect yourself from Crabs, purchase the ‘Crabs Immune’ trait from the Rewards Store. That’s the ultimate solution to never catch Crab Lice.