Nasal Myiasis Removal Video

[postlink][/postlink] [starttext]This post includes a video of maggots in nose and the removal of maggots using ether.

Myiasis is the infestation of tissue with fly larvae, commonly referred to as maggots. Maggots infest nose, nasopharynx and paranasal sinuses causing extensive destruction and obvious deformity.

  1. Visible maggots should be picked up with forceps
  2. Instillation of chloroform water/ether and oil (liquid paraffin) kills them
  3. Nasal docuhe with warm saline is used to remove slough, crusts and dead maggots
  4. Avoid contact of the patient with flies by use of mosquito nets
  5. Nasal hygiene for prevention
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