Fly larvae, or better known as maggots, can be anywhere, especially foods that are not properly processed or are rotted. They also often appear in trash, dirt, damp areas or animal carcasses. That is why many people are worried that there are flies attached to food. If you find a lot of grubs at home, you should go to pest control Columbia SC and ask them to clean the house of these pests. There are many dangers that you can get if you leave it at home.
What if you accidentally swallow maggots?
Eating maggots themselves may be safe, but what they eat or their exposure is dangerous. That’s because maggots may have eaten food that was rotten, infected and full of bacteria.
You are at risk of developing myiasis, an infection that occurs when maggots eat away at living tissue in humans. Maggots can develop in any part or organ of the body. The more maggots in the body, the more likely the internal organs are infected. Usually, myiasis occurs in the subcutaneous tissue. However, maggots can also live in the intestines, stomach and mouth are dirty.
Infection can worsen and cause serious damage to internal organs. If that happens, you need to get medical attention.
Can also be poisoned
That’s because maggots are usually present in foods that are already rotted or unclean. It was a sign that the food was no longer suitable for eating. As for the bacteria in food that is carried along with the weight, such as C. botulinum or C. perfringens has the potential to cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, fatigue to severe stomach pain as a sign of poisoning.
The emergence of an allergic reaction
allergies can appear immediately after being exposed to direct contact with maggots, even if only slightly. Meanwhile, allergic reactions can cause skin rashes, shortness of breath, itching in the mouth, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness and stomach pain.
If the above symptoms appear, immediately go to the doctor. Call your doctor immediately if you experience unusual symptoms, especially after you think you are eating maggots. This is very important, especially if you live in the tropics or go to places with unsafe food conditions.