LOOK WHAT CAME INTO MY HEAD; DAY TWO OF THE STORY GETTING UNDER THE NATION'S SKIN; Op for worm victim Lee.This is the jungle worm inside soldier Lee Miller's head.
Last night, it was still so hard to budge, doctors were preparing to operate in a bid to winkle it out.
And fed-up Lee, horrified hor·ri·fy
tr.v. hor·ri·fied, hor·ri·fy·ing, hor·ri·fies
1. To cause to feel horror. See Synonyms at dismay.
2. To cause unpleasant surprise to; shock. by our picture of the beastie beast·ie
A small animal. emerging from his scalp in yesterday's Mirror, said: "I wasn't bothered before. But now I know what it looks like I want it out as quickly as possible. It makes my flesh crawl."
The worm, which can grow up to one-inch long, is a bot-fly larva larva, in zoology
larva, independent, immature animal that undergoes a profound change, or metamorphosis, to assume the typical adult form. Larvae occur in almost all of the animal phyla; because most are tiny or microscopic, they are rarely seen. which hatched under Lee's skin six weeks ago when he was bitten in Belize.
Doctors at Sheffield's Royal Hallamshire Hospital The Royal Hallamshire Hospital is a general & teaching hospital located in Sheffield, England. It is in the city's West End, facing Glossop Road, close to the University of Sheffield's main campus. tried to tempt it into the open by bandaging the scalp with bacon for 30 hours.
But the wriggly invader - a member of whose family is pictured left - only popped its head out before going undercover again.
After our story Lee, 18 - a private in the Territorial Army in Doncaster, South Yorks - was flooded with advice from readers.
A former soldier said tobacco rubbed on the spot where the worm emerged would flush it out.
Another caller suggested singing the worm out, snake charmer-style.
Marie Sherwood, of Benson, Oxfordshire - who lived in Nigeria for 23 years - once had 14 of the larvae Larvae, in Roman religion
Larvae: see lemures. embedded in her body.
She said: "Smother the worm hole with petroleum jelly. That'll get rid of him."