Viserys seems a little uneasy at the idea of dipping his hand in a bowl of worms and letting them eat part of his hand – and who can blame him? – but the ghost-maker explains that the beetles will help remove the dead flesh and clear the infection. This cleans the wound better than any liquid or detergent, and allows raw meat to heal on its own. Fly larvae, also known as maggots, have been used by humans to clean wounds century, which shows Mayan healers soaking bandages in animal blood to attract flies and encourage maggot infestation. They have been used throughout the ages and are considered a potentially miraculous wound treatment as recently as the 1930s, but practice dwindled as antibiotics continued. However, in an age of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, doctors are once again turning to this apparently scientifically proven, stomach-disrupting practice.
Firefly larvae used to treat certain types of lesions and infections today do a pretty good job of removing damaged tissue and leaving only the good stuff. They also secrete chemicals Has antibiotic properties, helps treat infections and promotes new skin growth. The concept is pretty crude, but it also saves lives and sometimes lives. Here’s hoping those sassy guys can work their magic on Viserys, or he’ll need a new little finger.
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