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What should I ask my doctor after a diagnosis of parasitic skin infection?

After a diagnosis of parasitic skin infection, some questions you can ask your doctor might include where and how you likely got the infection. You can ask what other causes there might be and how soon until you can expect to start feeling better. Treatments options are important to ask about, as well as if there are any alternative medications or things you can do. With contagious parasitic infections, it's important to find out how to protect your family members from being infested, and how to keep from being re-infested. You can ask if your condition is temporary and if there are things you can do to make yourself more comfortable. Always ask for brochures or fact sheets or places where you can look online for more information. Finally, make sure to make a follow-up appointment.

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