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How do I manage my parasitic skin infection on a daily basis?

Living with a parasitic skin infection can be challenging. Even though the condition may be short term, it is important to relieve the itch and pain that is caused by the skin rashes. Once you visit your doctor, it is important to apply the topical medication prescribed. Utilize suggestions about how to relieve the itchiness and be sure to avoid scratching. Cool compresses and anti-itch creams and lotions can help, too. In the case of myiasis, the insects may have to be removed manually. Once that occurs, keeping the area clean is very important.

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