Parasitic Infections of the Skin

Parasites on the skin are usually small insects or worms that burrow into the skin to live there or lay their eggs.

There are many types of parasitic skin infections that require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.

Creeping Eruption

Lice

Scabies

Medical Reviewer: [Foster, Sara RN MPH, Jenkins, Lee] Last Annual Review Date: 2011-05-10T00:00:00-06:00 Copyright: Copyright © 2007 Staywell Content Services, Inc. except where otherwise noted.


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