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Hi, if a person has scalp & genital myiasis, what is the protocol? Concern for intestinal infestation. Success w/ occlusion & Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) not ivermectin.

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Dr. Georgia Latham
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In brief: Not invasive

Fly larvae need to be surgically removed by a medical profession.
After removal, the wound is left open and should be cleaned well at least daily. Proper hygiene of wounds is very important when treating myiasis. Sometimes medication is given, depending on the type of larva that causes the problem. The fly larvae of myiasis remain just under the skin and do not move into other areas in the body.

In brief: Not invasive

Fly larvae need to be surgically removed by a medical profession.
After removal, the wound is left open and should be cleaned well at least daily. Proper hygiene of wounds is very important when treating myiasis. Sometimes medication is given, depending on the type of larva that causes the problem. The fly larvae of myiasis remain just under the skin and do not move into other areas in the body.
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