Larvae Take Up Residence on Man's Head

One doctor thought the bleeding, strange bumps on Aaron Dallas' head might have been a gnat bite. Full Story
James from Centreville

Laurel, MD

#1 Jul 18, 2007
ugghhhh
Pachacutec

Fort Collins, CO

#2 Jul 18, 2007
"the worms crawl in, the worms crawl out...." Reminds me of that old "Outer Limits" show about the guy with the earwig which "crawled into his brain"!
MrsC

Fairfax Station, VA

#3 Jul 18, 2007
That poor guy !!!
I think the doctors need to go back to school if he don't know what the
difference between shingles, and bugs growing in the head.
I can understand that one doctor thought it was gnat bite but shingles???
Lynn

Denver, CO

#4 Jul 18, 2007
I actually saw something on this a few weeks ago on Animal Planet. It was something like the Top 10 Body Snatchers. The show talked about creatures that hijack other creatures for their benefit. In this case the fly uses the mosquito to plant it's eggs since the fly itself is too big to go unnoticed when trying to lay its eggs. They showed a woman with one of these things - also on her head. Needless to say if I go to South America, I'll be wearing a shower cap the whole time.
Matthew ML John

United States

#5 Jul 18, 2007
Mark 9:43-48 And if your hand offend you, cut it off: it is better for you to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where the worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched. And if your foot offends you, cut it off: it is better for you to enter lame into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where the worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched. And if your eye offend you, pluck it out: it is better for you to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire: Where the worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched.
Speak the truth

Bethesda, MD

#6 Jul 18, 2007
Matthew ML John wrote:
Mark 9:43-48 And if your hand offend you, cut it off: it is better for you to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where the worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched. And if your foot offends you, cut it off: it is better for you to enter lame into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where the worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched. And if your eye offend you, pluck it out: it is better for you to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire: Where the worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched.
You are using this scripture completely out context and if you are using it as punch line that is not good either..
Mary Ellen

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Jul 18, 2007
I have heard so many of these horror stories now. The Bott fly really seems to be a consideration if you have been to South America.
Dallas Auld

Vernon Rockville, CT

#8 Jul 19, 2007
Grrrossss ! Horses get bot fly eggs laid on them and they must be scraped off with a special "Bot Knife" other wise the horse will lick them, and you can't imagine what they do inside a horses stomach- YUCK !!! Poor guy, I can't imagine the horror- I'd have nightmares the rest of my life !
Leo

United States

#9 Jul 19, 2007
I hope he doesn't have to wait 30 days before evicting.

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