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Can parasites live outside of the body for instance in

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can parasites live outside of the body for instance in furniture and bedding
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 3 months ago.

Hello Kathy I'm Dr Chip

What sorts of parasites are you asking about?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
any
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 3 months ago.

But the term parasite is very broad--can you at least tell me why you ask?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
we can go back and forth forever my question is still unanswered can parasites any parasite live outside of the human body??????
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I am not going to pay another $50.00 for a question you don't have an answer for again can parasites live outside of the human body for example in furniture and bedding???????
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 3 months ago.

OK

Yes there are parasites that live outside the human body--

Tapeworms

Hookworms

Giardia

And as for furniture and bedding--scabies and bed bugs

Please let me know if you need more examples