Is It Dangerous To Have A Caterpillar On Your Face?
Hello I am 20 years old, r nThen my face was hit by a caterpillar that is in fried chicken, then I washed it with soap r nWas there any impact? I am afraid of being hit by a botfly
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Botfly is a fly that looks like a bee. This fly is mainly found in Central Asia and South America, although it can also be found in other tropical and subtropical regions. Basically, botfly larvae can infest humans by using vectors such as house flies, mosquitoes, or certain mites. This vector can carry eggs or larvae from botfly and eggs or larvae attached to the vector can enter the skin when there is a wound on the skin (for example when bitten by mosquitoes) and lodged in human skin.
There is no literature that says that botfly larvae can infect human skin through a brief touch of larvae into the skin. But if you have washed your face with soap after being exposed to fly larvae, you don't need to be afraid of botfly infestations. If indeed you see certain lesions on your face, for example there are bumps on your facial skin that are getting bigger, swollen surrounding skin, palpable pain, or pus discharge, you should immediately go to a dermatologist for further evaluation and management.
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