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Researchers from Singapore are currently working on catching maggot farts and making a spray. Maggot pupa are said to heal wounds and kill bacteria.
(09.06.2010) To put a certain kind of fly maggot on the wounds of patients so that they can heal better, is an ancient method from naturopathy, which was already used by the natives of Australia. Scientists from Singapore have now found in a series of tests that the "farts" of maggots could have an equally effective healing effect on poorly healing wounds. Because if the maggots "popping", then according to media reports certain types of bacteria grow worse. The exact background of these modes of action has not yet been researched.
When medical wound healing no longer helps, many patients try alternative treatment methods. Maggots are often the last resort. These are placed on the open wounds, which then immediately begin to eat away the dead tissue. This method also has an antibacterial effect and allows wounds to heal better. The scientists from Singapore are now trying to catch the maggot's pupa in order to produce a spray. This spray should then be sprayed onto the open wounds. The spray is said to help people overcome their disgust, since most patients have great problems keeping the maggots on their wounds. It has not yet been clearly proven whether this method will actually be successful and it will only become clear later. (sb)