skin parasites

Skin parasite in humanParasites and Strategy

Many parasites are specifically skin parasites, and there are many varieties that specifically effect humans. Infesting the skin is actually a fairly sensible survival strategy for many parasites. It is less risky to take shelter immediately on an animal skin than it is to try to go through the chemical-ridden and obstacle-filled digestive system of your average large animal. While some parasites will lay eggs that hatch and develop in the digestive systems of their hosts, going right to the outer host body itself is a good deal for adult parasites looking for safety, shelter, and possibly even nourishment. Many skin parasites feed on human blood, and do pretty much everything else in the comfort of human skin.

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