Some ticks carry bacteria which can cause serious infections. Taking a single dose of a prescription medication may help prevent infection with Lyme disease.
Body lice can be spread by close contact with infested people or their clothing. They often cause intense itching. If exposed, a prescription may help you avoid infestation and symptoms.
Scabies is a skin infestation caused by a microscopic mite. It causes an extremely itchy rash. If you have been exposed, prescription treatment may prevent infestation and symptoms.
Ringworm is a contagious rash caused by tinea. This fungus infects the skin and causes a ring-shaped rash which often needs prescription treatment.
Athlete's foot (Tinea pedis) is a rash on the feet caused by a fungus. It infects the skin between the toes, on the sides and bottom of the feet, and improves quickly with a prescription medication.
Pinworm infestation causes itching around the anus. It is often spread among household contacts. Prescription treatment of household contacts may prevent infestation and symptoms.