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Do parasitic skin infections affect children differently than adults?

Parasitic skin infections sometimes affect children differently than adults. For example, when a child gets infested with mites and develops scabies, they usually have symptoms on the scalp, neck, and face. The bottoms of their feet and palms of their hands are also affected by thin, itchy blisters and bumps. Scabies usually affects adults in many more places, such as between the fingers, under the arms, and along the waist, elbow, buttocks, knees and shoulder blades. And while parasitic skin infections, like lice, can infest people of all ages, they tend to infest more young people, especially girls between the ages of five and eleven years.

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