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Is there a cure for parasitic skin infections?

Most parasitic skin infections can be cured with topical and oral prescription medications. In some cases, the parasite must be manually removed. The time it takes for each case to clear up varies, and many times the irritating and itchy rash remains after the parasites, their eggs, and feces are gone. In all cases of both worm and insect parasites, the first step in curing the condition is getting rid of the parasites.

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