Larval debridement therapy (LDT), also known as maggot treatment
, is a long-established method for cleaning chronic wounds which do not respond to other treatments.
The great-grandmother from Lutterworth has really impressed her grandson Dominic, aged 10, who told her, "My friends think you're such a cool nanna", because she braved the maggot treatment
Perhaps the only drawback to using maggot treatment
is that it is time sensitive and requires planning.
He initially told Mitchell that her infection was too severe for maggot treatment
, but when she remained adamant, he acquiesced.
They clean the wound and it takes about one or two applications lasting three days at a time." David Powell, 42, of Porthcawl, avoided a foot amputation with maggot treatment
A radical maggot treatment
became available on prescription today for the first time in history.
Her biographer, Christopher Warwick, who revealed the maggot treatment
, says the princess turned on the bath taps instead of the shower by mistake.
My father, a Word War One veteran, had horrific wounds and had the maggot treatment
. He lived into his nineties without a mishap.
Andrew Thomas, 43, of Llangeinor, near Bridgend, had his leg saved by maggot treatment
SIR - The piece on maggot treatment
goes to show there's nothing new under the sun.
The maggot treatment
works because the larvae eat dead tissue.
"I knew maggot treatments
have been around for a long time, but having it done on yourself is different," Noble said.