What are protozoan infections?

Single-celled parasites living and multiplying in the body are referred to as protozoan infections. The general term for these parasites is protozoa. Protozoa enter the body through the mouth or skin. Protozoa that enter through the mouth usually do so through unclean water or food. Protozoa that enter through the skin usually do so through an insect bite.

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Parasitic Infections

Parasitic Infections

Parasitic infections begin when a person comes into contact with a disease-causing parasite like tapeworms, roundworms. You can contract these types of infections through contact with contaminated food, soil or water, often in tro...

pical regions. Symptoms of parasitic infections can include digestive problems, irritability, chronic fatigue, acne, rashes, sleep problems, anemia, muscle cramps, allergies and headaches. While there is no vaccine, treatment for parasites can include medications or topical applications.

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