Dermatology v. Insect Bites

The American Academy of Dermatology disheartens us with their update on insect bites beingdon't get insect bites. But then after that:

“Maggots hate to have the hole in the skin covered, so the best way to get them out is to slap a piece of pork fat or meat over the affected area of the skin for a few hours,” said Dr. Rapini. “The maggot is naturally drawn to the meat and will come out from under the skin and attach itself to the meat instead.” While not painful, Dr. Rapini added that a maggot holed up beneath the skin can be uncomfortable and should be removed.

Did you catch that last part? If you have maggots, yes, remove them.

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