Types of myiasis include:
- Furuncular Myiasis
- Wound Myiasis
- Migratory Myiasis
- Intestinal Myiasis
Myiasis symptoms vary based on the kind of infection you have.
Flies deposit eggs on ticks, mosquitoes, furniture, and fabrics. When mosquitoes bite or people come into contact with contaminated things, the eggs move to the skin and hatch into larvae, which burrow beneath the skin and develop. Red bumps, called furuncles, simulate insect bites or pimples.
Fly species deposit eggs on dead or dying tissue, causing myiasis in unprotected open wounds. The larvae may infest healthy tissue, including eyes, ears, and nasal membranes. Indigent people can’t clean and protect wounds that might infect or attract parasites.
Myiasis is caused by fly species laying eggs on dead or dying tissue, which can move to healthy tissue and infest eyes, ears, or mucosal membranes. People who are indigent or unable to care for themselves are especially vulnerable to this type of infection, as they can’t clean and cover the wound, which can become infected or attract parasites.
Fly eggs may live in the colon and cause symptoms such as stomach discomfort, diarrhea, and vomiting in rare situations. You may also see larvae in your feces after defecating.