Skin Parasites In Humans: Photos Of Skin Diseases, The Main Causes And Methods Of Treatment

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Skin Parasites In Humans: Photos Of Skin Diseases, The Main Causes And Methods Of Treatment
Skin Parasites In Humans: Photos Of Skin Diseases, The Main Causes And Methods Of Treatment

Last updated 23 June 2020 at 08:27 PM

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The widespread living environment is leather. Insects bring illnesses to patients with complex complications. These are human-grown enemies. Parasitic skin diseases are not uncommon for this time!


  • 1 Parasites
  • 2 The main types of subcutaneous parasites in the human body
  • 3 Dracunculiasis
  • 4 Ankylostomiasis
  • 5 Scabies
  • 6 Schistosomiasis
  • 7 Cysticercosis
  • 8 Tsistyserk

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There are many varieties of parasitic individuals. They can be on human skin, under the skin. Living on the skin: fleas, bugs, lice are insects. Blood serves as food for them, but they do not carry diseases to humans. More dangerous are those parasites that have already invaded the skin. These are individuals that live under the skin. They feed on blood, the human environment is used for places where numerous offspring are raised. It is difficult to get rid of individuals of parasitic properties.

With timely diagnosis, started the correct treatment, the outcome of the disease is favorable. Subcutaneous, harmful parasites will go away. For this to happen, you have to try hard and obey the doctor.

Reader recommendation: Intoxic substance. Launches immune defense in the body, with detoxification, cleansing the human body from parasites. Parasitic elements living under the skin cause dermatoses. Among them:

  • filaritis;
  • dracunculiasis;
  • ankylostomiasis;
  • scabies;
  • schistosomiasis;
  • cysticercosis.

The main types of subcutaneous parasites in the human body


Filariasis is a type of tropical helminthiasis, pathogens of filaria. Representatives of the class of roundworms, they are also called nematodes. The worms are thin, filamentous, parasitic. You can get infected from individuals of the animal world, humans. This happens through mosquito bites. From horseflies, midges, wood lice. After infection, they settle in the lymph nodes, blood vessels, genitals, various cavities in the body.

These are subcutaneous worms. They live perfectly in the subcutaneous tissues, the eyeball. Symptoms: at the onset of the disease, the outflow of lymph is upset, edema appears. Parasites in the skin of every person, if any, make themselves felt. Ulcers and warts appear on the body. Then the disease goes into a chronic form. Elephantiasis gradually develops.

The limbs are affected, the genitals are enlarged. Human bones, connective tissues grow, treatment is difficult. Filariasis as a disease is common in tropical areas. For Russia, the disease is not typical. A Russian can only get sick when visiting South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Oceania, or by visiting the islands of the Indian, Pacific oceans.



Dracunculosis - helminthiasis of the group of nematodes, is caused by a disease of female roundworms. Place of distribution - tropics, subtropics of Asia, Africa. Another name for the parasite of the risht. The disease appears from round helminths with huge sizes located under the skin. Females grow up to almost 120 cm. They are found on cats and dogs of Central Asia. Often, an area with a tropical climate is a fertile area for their residence.

Occur in those people who drink raw water. Skin parasites in any person are a problem that needs to be solved urgently. The larvae are tenacious, after one or two weeks they begin to move along the human body, after 48 days they penetrate under the skin. A year later, it is already a fully developed individual. They often settle in the legs.

As a result of their life, swollen ridges appear on the integuments, similar to a cord. Then a bubble forms. Its size increases to seven cm. The bubble bursts, after contact with water, new larvae appear.


  1. joint contractures;
  2. inflammation;
  3. gangrene;
  4. after the appearance of phlegmon on the skin, abscesses - sepsis.



Ankylostomiasis is a disease of people with worms. Symptoms: characterized by the appearance of round worms in the digestive tract. It is typical for the territories of the tropics, subtropics. The disease is similar in form to non-kotorosis. The causative agents of the disease are nekators, hookworms. Parasites are similar in structure, the difference appears only when the parasites have become adults. They enter organisms through the feet, then move into the blood, the sphere of the lungs move through the vessels, they will live there.

When coughing up, they move with the swallowed saliva into the alimentary tract, reaching the intestines. They breed vigorously here. Eggs are removed from the body with feces. They fall into the ground, are reborn into larvae. After a period, the protection shell is discarded. Now they are trying to penetrate into human flesh, where they manifest themselves as itchy skin.

And this is already a sign of the disease. She blushes, swells. It is in this place where they penetrated. On the skin sores protrude, their upper layer is lost - the result of a probable infection of the human body. Under the skin, traces from the path of parasitic individuals can be seen. Infection occurs from eating food with the presence of larvae.



Scabies is a disease caused by a scabies mite with parameters from 0.3 mm to 0.4 mm. Lives deep in the skin. It eats up passages there, that is, under the skin of a person. This causes severe itching. It feeds on the human epithelium, lays eggs there. The female lives for two months, with the formation of many eggs. Favorite places for parasites are the patient's buttocks, his hands, thighs on the side, soles of the feet, mammary glands, genital organs, armpits. In babies, they settle through the hair. The disease is easy to identify because of the moves. They are visible only after the treatment of the affected area of ​​the skin with iodine.

In places of scratching, itching, crusts and blisters appear, a rash appears on the skin. What is typical for the elbow areas. The itching becomes unbearable at night. Complications - the occurrence of boils, dermatoses, eczema, blisters. The disease can worsen in the fall. Infection is accompanied by personal contact. This can be done through hygiene items, clothing accessories. Then the parasites under the skin cause a lot of trouble to people.



Schistosomiasis is a disease of the tropics. It is caused by a blood fluke of trematodes. The disease affects all internal organs. Among them are the gastrointestinal tract, the genitourinary system. Helminths move throughout the body. A person develops toxic and allergic reactions. Blood flukes can become attached to human skin. Then they move into the body. This occurs through the venous systems of the portal veins. They lay eggs there, multiply, then pass throughout the body.

Causes the patient to be very unwell. It takes on a chronic form.

Other definitions: Katayama fever, bilharziasis, snail fever. The disease ranks second in the world. This is after the familiar name - malaria. A serious illness that brings death to a person. It is important not to miss the appearance of the disease, to diagnose it correctly, treat it. In humans, the disease is caused by small parasites, their eggs.

There is intestinal schistosomiasis. It is caused by several types of trematodes that live in different territories. They, after getting into the tissues, reproduction - move to the digestive tract, there they parasitize. Genitourinary appearance. In this type of disease, the parasites invade the venous plexuses in the pelvis. Individuals reproduce in the ureters or in the bladder. They live in China, Indonesia, the Philippines. Occasionally found in European territories. The disease is serious, sometimes fatal. The migration of people has a great influence on the spread of the disease. Parasite carriers are humans.



Cysticercosis - are helminthiases gr. cestodoses. They are characterized by the location of the habitat. They can live in muscles, fiber under the skin. In the brains of the head, back, internal organs, organs of vision. The parasite is common in areas where there is livestock. The disease passes with great severity, the likelihood of damage to systems important for human life.

Even if the patient takes medication, the treatment is still ineffective. The outcome can be fatal. It is the reason for the development of diseases of neurology, epilepsy in humans. The parasite lives in Asia, in the territories of Africa. In the territories of South America. The etiology is parasitic, causing the disease of the larvae from the pork tapeworm with the names of the Finns, cysticercus. They parasitize in the brain of the head, back, bones, muscles, organs of vision. The disease is difficult to treat. When infected, the patient serves as an intermediate owner of the pork tapeworm.


Cysticercus is an oval-shaped vesicle, formation on the skin. Where there is a pork tapeworm head with suction cups. The formation also has a two-row crown of hooks. In the body, its shape can change, be shapes, ranging from rounded to spindle-shaped. There is a branchy form of the parasite on the skin. If the shell becomes dense, this does not mean that the parasite has died. He's alive, it's just that calcium salts were deposited in the shell. The source of infection is a sick patient.

It is with his feces that the eggs move from the pork tapeworm into the environment. Human infection occurs through fecal and oral routes, contact, food. Blame for all the dirt on the limbs of a person, arms, legs. It is through them that the eggs enter the stomach. Here, the larvae penetrate the intestinal walls, move into the bloodstream. They spread throughout the body, settle in the organs, forming cysticercus. These are bubbles with a diameter of 15 mm with a transparent liquid.

The parasite lives on: subcutaneous and fatty tissue, organs of vision. In the muscles, liver, heart, lungs, and also in the peritoneum. The parasite matures in four months. The larva of the parasite can live from three to ten years. During this life, she will bring many troubles to people. It can affect the body mechanically, irritating with the formation of infiltrates. The result of the disease: the development of meningitis, encephalitis, hydrocephalus. If the parasite exists in the organs of vision, then the retina of the eye, its vitreous body, etc. are affected. Symptoms depend on the type of infection.

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