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    Default Maggots Could Be Sent To Syria By UK To Help Clean Wounds

    Peter Walker
    January 11 2019

    The plan is part of an initiative, co-sponsored by the DfID, to help those affected by conflict or humanitarian crises

    The UK government is taking part in a pioneering international aid project which could see consignments of maggots sent to crisis zones such as Syria as a simple and effective way to clean wounds, it has been announced

    So-called maggot therapy was been used in the first world war, when their efficacy in helping wounds heal was discovered by accident, and it is sometimes used in the NHS, for example to clean ulcers.

    Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/global-d...p-clean-wounds
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    Default Re: Maggots Could Be Sent To Syria By UK To Help Clean Wounds

    Just goes to show that sometimes the ancient remedies are the best.
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    Surprisingly, maggot therapy is used throughout the world. In the U.S., the FDA regulates production and requires that the maggots be obtained only by prescription. It's even covered by most medical insurances. Who knew?
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    Default Re: Maggots Could Be Sent To Syria By UK To Help Clean Wounds

    It is said that fiction is derived from truth. In a similar vein, I once watched the fictional John Wayne Civil War movie, "The Horse Soldiers", where the company surgeon treated a soldier's open leg wound with tree moss. According to the story, the soldier eventually ripped the moss bandage off of his leg because of the unbearable, annoying, itching sensation. The doctor gave him hell for doing that as the leg developed gangrene, and the doc went on to further say that the itching was a sign of healing. So out came the saw and whiskey. :-(
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