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Are there alternative treatments for parasitic skin infections?

The primary treatment for parasitic skin infections is a combination of prescription topical and oral medications. Alternative treatments are used to address comfort and relive itchiness. In some cases, soaking the affected areas in cool water or compresses may help ease the urge to scratch. Many people use calamine lotion, baking soda paste, or other over-the-counter anti-itch lotions and creams. Sometimes bathing in Epsom salts or colloidal oatmeal helps with the discomfort, as well. One other option is taking an antihistamine to help relieve allergic reactions to the parasites.

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