Skip to comments.Maggots Will Soon Be Sent to War Zones to Heal the Injured
Posted on 01/12/2019 4:35:55 AM PST by BenLurkin
Once these larvae often those of green bottle blowflies are connected with patients, they get right to work, keeping wounds contamination-free by gulping down dead human tissue and spreading their antibacterial saliva.
This macabre treatment may sound unusual, but it's actually a remedy that dates back to ancient times. For instance, the Australian Aboriginal peoples used maggots to clean wounds. And during World War I, soldiers in trenches also used the critters.
To roll out "project maggot," the U.K. will have field hospitals raise maggots on location. Once the fly eggs are laid, they will be sterilized and then incubated for a day or two. At that point, the maggots are ready for prime time, when they can be put directly into wounds or placed in BioBags, which are then wrapped around injuries, The Telegraph reported.
Sterile maggots are very valuable in places that have limited or basic medical treatment. These bug babies can digest dead and damaged tissue from the wound, according to a 2012 report in the Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery. Maggots can even cleanse wounds faster than surgeons can, Live Science previously reported.
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I wouldn’t want to be the delivery boy.
Fly them in?
Fly them in?
thank you. smile.
Im a wound care Doc. Maggots have been used to treat wounds since Egyptian times. In fact, some patients come to us with maggots.
Of course the maggots are sterile and shipped to us from maggot farms.
Dont understand the point of this article.
Seems I heard that leaches are veing used again in legit medicine for some purpose. Maybe to hp stop bleeding or something; can’t recall for sure.
DOPE SMOKING FM TYPES?
Everything old is new again.
That’s true. Cousin, a nurse, was telling me about it. I think one of her patients needed leeches around the eye, after surgery for facial injuries, to reduce swelling in such a tender area. She was telling me all the creepy details and I was thinking, “Thank you, Lord, that I never went into nursing ...” even though, as farmers, we’ve had plenty of animated discussions at meals about cow manure, calf diarrhea, retained placenta’s, etc.
They are used to help pull blood flow into extremities when good flow is restricted for some reason. It can prevent gangrene in some cases such as severed and reattached limbs.
Maggots, leeches. All in a day’s work for Dr. Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser!
Yeah and a good graphic prolapse is great for discussion around the dinner table where I grew up.
They work wonders, but the smell.....yech! Putrid.
How will sending Chuckle Schumer in help the wounded heal?
Leftists and democrats? Driveby reporters? These maggots have zero purpose!
Yes. When people who don't know much discover something that is well known, they think it is news.
If they send all the leeches and maggots to war zone, who will stay behind in Washington DC to run the country?
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