Skin parasites drink blood or eat skin. They are usually so small that you cannot see them. Some species are
burrowed into the skin whereas many simply crawl on it. Some parasites can complete their whole life cycles in
humans. But many live outside the body only feeding every once in a while. Skin parasites can live in the skin as
an egg, larva, nymph or adult stage.
- Cimex Lectularius - Bedbug
Bedbugs feed on human blood during the night. The most common bedbug is Cimex lectularius. Life cycle, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment as well as pictures and videos.
- Dermatobia hominis - Human Botfly
Botfly life cycle, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment as well as pictures and videos. The scientific name for human botfly is Dermatobia hominis.
- Sarcoptes Scabiei - Scabies
Scabies is characterized by itching and rash. It is caused by tiny mites called Sarcoptes scabiei. Life cycle, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, pictures and videos.