I'm totally fascinated by this video.
(Warning- if you don't like watching larvae getting pulled out of a hole in someone's head, this is not the video for you).
When we visited Gilberto's family in the northern part of Brasil, his Grandmother had just gotten back from the hospital where she had a parasite removed from under the skin of her stomach.
She got it while swimming in the river on their property, and it burrowed in and created a spiral on her belly. They live on a remote ranch and weren't able to get to town for medical care for a while, so she just let it live there. No big deal.
NO BIG DEAL? When she told me what had happened, my mouth must've been hanging down to the ground, because she slapped me on the arm with a kitchen towel and teased me about how squeamish I was. Then she showed me the slit where the doctor had cut her skin to pull the sucker out (you have to do it very slowly so the parasite doesn't pull apart).
I worry about stuff like this for when we move down to Brasil. Besides the water parasites, freaky spiders, giant flying beetles, hallucinogenic frogs and poisonous caterpillars, I totally forgot to worry about mosquitoes depositing fly eggs into my head.
I give the woman in the video credit for letting the tropical disease specialist handle the maggot removal. I probably would've tried to pop that bad boy out myself, assuming the bump was just full of hardened puss.