Question by  slave (11)

What are some common burrowing parasites?


Answer by  digmyspace (249)

Mites (like the itch mite) and ticks do some burrowing in your skin. Fleas do a lot of biting and jumping around. Lice do a lot of biting and sometimes they can burrow (body lice). Hope that helps.


Answer by  notanexpert (199)

Ticks are known to bite and then burrow into your skin. Problem is that it doesn't cause much of pain so you may be unaware! The worst problem is that ticks carry a lot of germs that can cause ricketssial fever!

Reply by addicted (186):
Some ticks are so dangerous - they can cause paralysis and even leave doctors confused. they do lots of scans and tests and come up blank! I've seen it once on House!  add a comment

Answer by  jeyR (264)

In humans scabies is the most common skin disease caused by a burrowing parasite Sarcoptus scabi - the itch mite. The female does all the burrowing. You can see them as short streaks in your hands etc with the bug hiding at the end!


Answer by  hahagal (983)

Beetles and mosquitoes are some of the common forms of parasites that are some of the common known parasites. Some mosquitoes are safe however, in foreign nations there are some parasites that have disease in which when berried then cause problems in the human circulatory system. Taking the correct shots will help against these parasites.


Answer by  SunnyStars (836)

The larvae of the Botfly is the most commonly known burrowing parasite. The larvae burrow into mammals skin (including humans) and can remain there until the larvae hatch into Botflies.

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