Caring for someone with a parasitic skin infection varies depending on the type of condition they have. For example, if someone in your household has lice, it is important to not only help the family member use the products needed to get rid of the parasites, but make sure no one else in the family becomes infected. That involves washing all contaminated clothing in hot water and drying in a hot dryer, sealing objects that cannot be washed in a plastic bag for at least a week, covering all furniture, and vacuuming more than usual. In the case of a more serious infection, such as myiasis or scabies, it is important to make sure the infected person is using the topical or oral medications prescribed by your doctor. Helping to ease the itch and pain of rashes is equally important. In all cases, preventing the spread of parasites is a consideration.