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Are parasitic skin infections serious?

Most parasitic skin infections are not serious. They are uncomfortable, itchy, and easily treated. However, one complication common to most infestations is a secondary infection that could occur if the skin becomes more irritated and broken due to scratching. This secondary infection can sometimes be more difficult to treat.

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