Published On: Sat, Mar 28th, 2015 on 11:16 pm

VIDEO: Doctors find over 100 maggots living inside man’s nose

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Doctors have uncovered over 100 flesh-eating maggots inside the nose of a man in Brazil.

The man was suffering from nasal myasis – where the nose and sinuses become infested with the larvae of flies.

The wriggling creatures were found after doctors inserted a camera inside the 65-year-old’s nasal cavity.

According to the New England Journal of Medicine, the maggots were identified as a species of parasitic fly named Cochliomyia hominivorax.

They have the ability to feed off flesh.

Warning: Video may be distressing to some.

Two days before presentation, the Brazilian had seen worms emerging from his nostril.

He also reported having a continuous ache on the left side of his nose, along with difficulty breathing and a foul smell.

It took four days to treat the nasal myiasis with local application of saline solution and daily removal of larvae, guided with the use of nasal endoscopy.

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