Several types of skin infection are caused by a parasite. These infections can spread beyond the skin to the bloodstream and organs.
A parasitic infection isn’t life-threatening but can be uncomfortable.
Parasitic infections can be caused by tiny organisms or insects burrowing beneath the skins surface and laying eggs which can cause surrounding tissue to become infected by the foreign body.
Different types of parasitic skin infections include:
- Lice- hair, body or pubic
- Cutaneous larva migrans