Have you ever seen a maggot extracted in this way?

So satisfying to watch ... yet educational too

In this video, larvae from the African tumbu fly is extracted using a local infiltration solution of lidocaine, 1%, with 1:100 000 epinephrine at the base of the nodule.

The larvae is expelled by hydraulic pressure alone.

Natural remedies include covering the lesion with petroleum jelly or bacon fat to cut off the maggot’s air supply, thus forcing it to emerge.

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