The idea of creepy crawly creatures roaming over your body is enough to make anyone nervous. Parasitic infections, however, are far more common than most people realize. While parasitic infections are typically not life-threatening, they can lead to great physical discomfort.
What is a Parasitic Infection?
A parasitic infection is an infection of the skin that is caused by a parasite. These parasites are usually a small insect or worm which burrows into the skin, where it lays eggs, or bites in order to feed on human blood.