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Does treatment of maggots in a wound involve amputation?

Q: My sister had a dry wound on her feet, which was not healing. She has no diabetes nor blood pressure. Recently she underwent plastic surgery, which doctors claimed was healing well. Now after a month of surgery, she feels an unusual sensation running down her leg. When checked by the doctor it was observed that maggots have formed inside the wound. Kindly enlighten us, on which doctor should we contact for remedial measures, as we are told that amputation is the only solution. Also the patient had allergy to plain water.

A:Maggots form in a wound when it has become badly infected. Maggots can sometimes (but by no means always) be rid by meticulous cleaning. However, there is no doubt that sometimes amputation is required. However, amputation is a major step, and I would recommend that you take a second opinion.


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