Found small white worm in diabetic wound why or how did that happen?

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Answered by R3 Clinics & Hyperbarics

Most likely the worm you found is a maggot. Sometimes when a person has an open wound and there is dead necrotic tissue there, flies may land on the wound and lay eggs. The eggs hatch and form maggots. Maggots are very good at eating dead tissue and cleaning out wounds, but we typically want to use medical-grade maggots in a clinical setting. My advice to you would be to seek out a wound care specialists, and if your wound has been there greater than 30 days, you may qualify for hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Published on Jul 21, 2016

Answered by R3 Clinics & Hyperbarics

Most likely the worm you found is a maggot. Sometimes when a person has an open wound and there is dead necrotic tissue there, flies may land on the wound and lay eggs. The eggs hatch and form maggots. Maggots are very good at eating dead tissue and cleaning out wounds, but we typically want to use medical-grade maggots in a clinical setting. My advice to you would be to seek out a wound care specialists, and if your wound has been there greater than 30 days, you may qualify for hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Published on Jul 21, 2016


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