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Infestation is the state of being invaded or overrun by pests or parasites. It can also refer to the actual organisms living on or within a host eg hair lice, bed bugs, scabies, tapeworm, etc. Common symptoms of infestation include:
• intense itching (pruritus)
• rash caused by an allergic reaction.
• red bumps on the skin.
• thickened or darkened skin
HOW IS INFESTATION DIAGNOSED?
This disease or disorder can be diagnosed by a general physician using diagnostic tests such as blood and stool tests.
HOW IS INFESTATION TREATED?
The treatment is again based on the type of infestation. Anti-parasitic medications and ointments may be recommended based on the type of parasite that has caused the infestation.
DID YOU KNOW?
Infestation spreads among individuals through contact and if left untreated can cause severe health complications.