She said: "When they first mentioned it I was squeamish, but I wanted him to have the best treatment possible and it seemed maggots
were the only way.
A NEW antibiotic derived from maggots
has been developed that can tackle a plethora of problem bugs, including 12 different strains of MRSA, researchers said yesterday.
The arrival of antibiotics in the 20th Century meant the use of maggots
fell out of favour, but the practice is now making a comeback and is used today in some hospitals in the UK.
Researchers from Manchester University used the maggots
to treat diabetic patients who had contracted MRSA in foot ulcers.
She stressed that only sterilised maggots
will do - this isn't a treatment you would try at home.
Wounds could be deliberately infested with maggots
, which eat dead flesh, the MPs said.
has agreed to produce decoys for large-scale tests on apple maggot
flies and related insects such as the blueberry maggot
fly, cherry fruit fly and walnut husk fly.
have become accepted treatment for wounds that prove to be resistant to more conventional techniques.
For what type of Doctors may use maggots
Leeches are sometimes
Although Medicare and other insurers will pay for the physician's services, they will not yet pay for the maggots
There are two choice - pole fished corn, meat and worms ion the margins or waggler-fished red maggots
and catch carp on Lark and Linnet lakes.
FORGOTTEN BY MEDICINE: During the Civil War, Confederate physician Forney Zacharias applied maggots
to soldiers' wounds to remove gangrenous tissue, saving many lives in the process.