So Gross: Are You Ready to See Some Maggot Therapy?

Jun 1, 2016 at 11:21 am |

This is the worst one yet.

If you’ve seen our other posts about abscesses, pimples and the like then you know how gross they can be. But I’m being absolutely serious when I say this is worst thing I’ve seen to date. It involve a large, open wound, and tiny maggots crawling inside. Prepare yourself to cringe and maybe even vomit.

What the maggots do in this case is eat the infected and dead tissue; the technique is nothing to new. Historians have found that the method has been used as far back as antiquity. There’s even records that the Mayans and Australian Aboriginals used it. The procedure remained an effective method for treating wounds for centuries: including during the Civil War and World War I. In 2004, the FDA approved the use of maggot therapy. Check out this video from Singapore.

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Source: Youtube @Haw Chong Chang

Warning! Gross medical images ahead!

Warning! Gross medical images ahead!