In Grown Hair

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by sparksmalarks, Oct 5, 2008.

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  1. I was always under the impression that maggots only eat dead flesh?
     
  2. They ARE eating dead cells (although they are likely to be hoovering up dead neutrophils on the whole rather than cortical tissue). Infection is destroying his cortex bit by bit and the maggots are enjoying it.
     
  3. in_the_cheapseats

    in_the_cheapseats LE Moderator

    No, there are some that eat live flesh too. Read up about the screwworm - not nice
     
  4. Maggots eat live flesh especially from fly strike. They are deposited by those little bright green wasters. Your pets, sheep, or arrse is in big trouble if they turn up.
     
  5. it wasn't an in-growing hair but a chap who'd eaten raw sushi for most of his life

    they are in fact, sushi worms in a japanese mans head.

    its a very very rare phenomenon but is a photograph thats been widely circulated ever since.


    :D
     
  6. WAH. They're maggots and it was from a destructive carcinoma/melanoma, not an ingrown hair.

    http://www.snopes.com/photos/medical/maggots.asp
     
  7. So I'm right. Carcinoma/melanoma...
     
  8. Dar only cure for an ingrowing hare, al tel yer dis London, is a fookin greyhound to chase da fooker out.