Newlywed’s itchy groin was sign of ‘deeply embedded maggot’ from honeymoon

A tiny creature grew inside a Florida woman for two months after her honeymoon in Belize—and no, she wasn't pregnant. Weeks after returning home, the 36-year-old noticed an itchy spot on the left side of her groin and assumed she'd been bitten by an insect. Thinking it was an infected spider bite, her doctor fruitlessly prescribed antibiotics.  A Dr. at a hospital next took a look, noticing a hole in the center of the wound, which felt hard, as though something was inside. A surgeon suspected it was a living thing and turned out to be right. Cutting open the lesion, doctors found a tapered human botfly larva with rows of spines and hooks meant to keep it buried in the woman's skin for up to 128 days.  Apparently, it's not uncommon to suffocate the larva to get it to come up for oxygen.  Occasionally using Vaseline, nail polish remover or even bacon to suffocate it.

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