Should We Use Insects in Medicine?

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013

Insects have been used as treatment in medicine for centuries. Leeches have been used to manage the pain of osteoarthritis, bee stings for pain, and maggots for skin ulcers. A report in Archives of Dermatology in Dec of 2011 showed that maggots worked to debride large ulcers in diabetic. This treatment was compared to surgical treatment and was superior at one week and the same at two weeks; both worked. However, using maggots did not require anesthesia. Both required some analgesic treatment. Maggots are FDA approved.

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