A few weeks ago, Jade and I assisted Leila in removing jiggers from Lucy's feet. Lucy has a long history with jiggers- a result of poor living conditions and unfortunate neglect by her mother. I wanted to share some pictures with you so that you might understand that damage jiggers can cause. Keep in mind that, while it is extremely painful to remove jiggers, it is more painful to have them inside your foot than to take them out.
rotting, disfigured toenails are a result of jiggers
the black dots inside the white circles are the jiggers and their eggs
jiggers eat away at the skin as they burrow and lay eggs
you must fully extract all jiggers and their egg sacks
white egg sack
Lucy after having the jiggers removed- pea sized holes were the jiggers and eggs used to reside
Lucy enjoying playing with her cousins just a few hours afterwards