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maggots

Eyeless, short-lived, worm-like larvae of flies that are devoid of appendages but are able to feed on organic matter and often help to clean septic wounds. Maggots acquired a new respectability in the year 2004 when they became prescribable on the British National Health Service under the brand name Larve. One or two applications, each lasting for up to three days, during which the maggots are restrained by a net, have been found effective in cleaning up most wounds. See also MYIASIS.
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Her 'Love a Maggot' campaign, to be showcased at a public event held during the ESRC Festival of Social Science, aims to help people overcome their squeamishness by getting up close to live maggots and learning just how effective they are for treating chronic, stubborn wounds including pressure (bed) sores, diabetic foot ulcers, leg ulcers caused by vascular disease and even severe burns.
The place smells and we can't have our daughter playing with her toys swarming with maggots.
We've heard that maggots feed on flesh and that there could be maybe a rat run underneath the building and maybe they're eating the flesh - but we're not experts.
There were maggots - I had them in my hand literally - but I couldn't eat them.
The wound is cleansed with normal saline after maggots are removed, and dressings are applied as indicated or MDT can be reapplied (Rafter, 2013).
It was like spaghetti, a salad for my friend and a side order of maggots.
When the eggs are laid in areas of faecal or urinary contamination around an animal's bottom, or in an open cut or wound, the maggots hatch and feed on any available material.
In fact, in 2011, Jungle George's Exotic Meats and Bugs, served the high-protein USDA-grown maggots (cooked) on hot sandwiches at California and Colorado State People thought they tasted like cheese and crackers.
They said each one of the chocolates had the maggots and they could not consume them.
Muhammad Ali Hussain and his colleagues had revealed that the maggots had played a beneficiary role by feeding on the damaged and possibly infected tissue.
To paraphrase a well-known supermarket commercial, these are no ordinary maggots.
When maggots come forth like a swarming army crossin' the ridgeline, it's rotten meat.