DO NOT WATCH THESE VIDEOS IF YOU HAVE A WEAK STOMACH!!!
Maggots, although being EXTREMELY gross and TOTALLY irritating, can be a good thing when it comes to using them for medicine.
When maggots eat, they eat dead flesh. As the first video says, this tends to be the reason they have such a bad reputation. You wouldn’t want anything on you or near you that is there only because there’s rotting meat around.
Why are maggots good?
But, disinfected maggots have a medical use as well. The fact that maggots ONLY eat dead flesh and leave healthy flesh alone means that deploying maggots on a wound helps clear up the dead and rotting flesh, leaving your healthy tissue to grow and heal. This can help prevent further decay in a wound that does not heal properly.
The Informative yet GROSS videos
As I said at the top, do not watch these videos if you are queasy.
These videos are very short, documentary style videos showing the use of maggots in medicine.
You will see maggots put in open wounds, and you will see them crawling and eating the dead flesh.