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    Cleansing Wounds Using Maggot Juice

    - from today's Gross-out News Story Dept:

    New use for maggot juice!

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    Maggot Juice, it's not just for breakfast anymore!

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    Apparently this treatment was discovered during the US Civil War. Nurses discovered that soldiers who had been laying around a while picked up maggots in their wounds had the dead flesh eaten away cleanly, leaving living tissue alone. Ever see leeches used to clear out a bad bruise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannoXYZ
    Apparently this treatment was discovered during the US Civil War. Nurses discovered that soldiers who had been laying around a while picked up maggots in their wounds had the dead flesh eaten away cleanly, leaving living tissue alone. Ever see leeches used to clear out a bad bruise?
    I had maggot therapy when I had nonhealing wounds on my legs to clean up the necrotic tissue. It felt weird, believe me, with the maggots crawling around inside the bandage, but it probably saved my leg!
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    Neosporin For The Win
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    Hey! us maggots need to eat too!

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    I heard stories that when the dressings were removed, the maggots were gone and a bunch of moths flew off... did that happen with you Tom? Would make for a funny videos...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DannoXYZ
    I heard stories that when the dressings were removed, the maggots were gone and a bunch of moths flew off... did that happen with you Tom? Would make a for a funny videos...
    maggots = 'flies' .. (caterpillars = moths)

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    It was flies, by the way! Yes, they did!
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    I think I just threw up a little in my mouth...but if I were going to lose the leg, I'd do it in a heartbeat, too.
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    Here is a link to see what exactly I was talking about. These aren't my legs, but mine looked like these legs!

    WARNING: IMAGES ARE DISTURBING!
    http://www.ucihs.uci.edu/som/patholo...rman/cases.htm
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    Thanks for the photos, that's awesome! I was hoping to see some footage of maggots in action though... A time-lapse sequence like they have on the Discovery channel where the maggots are in fast-forward moving over the mouse as it slowly disappears...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannoXYZ
    Thanks for the photos, that's awesome! I was hoping to see some footage of maggots in action though... A time-lapse sequence like they have on the Discovery channel where the maggots are in fast-forward moving over the mouse as it slowly disappears...
    I didn't want to hotlink the images though, as it may have truly grossed out some folk!
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    Only FOX would carry a story like this one.

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    Why you say that? I think it's a perfectly valid procedure and has been presented in numerous sources (warning, photos):

    National Geographic - Medical Maggots Treat As They Eat - "You must have a happy, hungry maggot or you will get no results"
    U.S. Army Survival Manual - Basic Survival Medicine: Wounds
    Biosurgical Research Unit - Introduction to Maggot Therapy
    A case history describing the use of sterile larvae (maggots) in a malignant wound.
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    Maggot juice. Is that like a worm in the bottom of a bottle of tequila?

    You could brew your own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flippin Sweet
    but if I were going to lose the leg, I'd do it in a heartbeat, too.
    I dunno. I mean, fake legs are pretty good these days!
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