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How is collembola treated?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Uncertain: Although there are proponents of the idea that humans can suffer infestation by collembola (springtails, arthropods that inhabit soil), clinical studies have either been discredited or have not demonstrated evidence (eg: lim cs; et al. Collembola are unlikely to cause human dermatitis. J insect sci. 2009; 9:3). For this reason, there is no standard of care treatment, to my knowledge.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Collembolla: My research informs me that collembolla, a type of insect, is not a parasitic on humans and does not infest human tissue. However some people insist that collembolla can cause simple skin irritation which can be treated with cortisone ointment.

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