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They can burrow into the human flesh leaving an air hole to breath out of. There are lots of cases of humans having maggots under their flesh, normally from a wound on their flesh.

NO...maggots need air to live

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AnswerI would recommend that you see a dermatologist or another doctor right away. Sometimes if they are too far down they have to be extracted in a way that they do not break off inside the body. I knew a dermatologist that has actually dealt with this problem before. Somehow or another they ended up just putting a raw steak on the mans shoulder to attract the maggot. But I seriously suggest that you go to a doctor immediately. AnswerMaggots only eat dead tissue. In some cases, they are applied to "clean" the body of material that physicians or medical personnel cannot remove by another method. Such may be the situation in cases of severe burns where conventional debridement is an unsatisfactory method of tissue removal. Modestly strong saline solutions will prove fatal to them, just to name one thing that might be used to destroy them. They will either drown (because they need air to live) or succumb to the osmotic pressure of all the salt around them, and they'll die. It is not necessary to kill maggots to remove them, however. They can be washed off with relative ease. They can even be removed by hydrojet to get them out of cavities.

Consult a physician in any case. They've been through a lot more school than most people, and they are, in general, good at what they do. Let them apply their knowledge to assist you. Remember that the human body wants to repair itself. Sometimes it needs a big assist, but most often just a bit of the right kind

of help or assistance will allow it to turn the corner and right itself.

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In some case, the eggs of the maggots will be inserted into the human body by the mosquitoes. In that case the maggots will not show up for 2 weeks and they'll start growing inside the body. A hole of 1cm diameter will be formed on the skin where the mosquito has bitten. It'll be very painful inside the body.

So, to bring the maggot outside the body we need to apply some gel or vaselline which will cut of the oxygen supply to the creature, and it'll come out of the hole for oxygen. Then we need to hold it with some forks tightly and pull it out of the body. The hole formed on the skin will be cleaned up in some time and the tissues will regrow inside the body very soon.

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In general, I don't think so. In fact, surgical maggots have been used as debridement agents in human wounds to remove necrotic tissue. They are extremely efficient, and eat onlythe dead tissue. If I had a condition for which they were indicated, I would not hesitate. In fact, I would demand their use. They do a better job than surgeons can do with scalpels because no living tissue is damaged in the process.

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No, maggots are young flies. Flies lay eggs in the body that hatch into maggots and the maggots eat the body as they grow.

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If they are, you had to have been very still long enough for a fly to lay its eggs in your body. So you would most likely be unconscious or VERY sick.

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You cannot get sick from eating maggots. If you eat spoiled and rotten food with maggots in them, that can make you sick. Maggots are extra protein.

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A maggot cannot grow inside a living person's stomach. The acidic content would instantly kill the maggot. However, maggots could definitely live inside a corpse.

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