A woman in Southern China approached the doctor after she had a sharp pain in her ear, accompanied by a constant scratching sound. Upon further, the woman was horrified to find the source of the sound – a live cockroach lodged in her ear.
The incident occurred in Guangdong Province in Zhuhai, China. According to local news, the woman, who was named as Chen in reports, had been trying to dig her ear after she felt pain. But her prodding only seemed to poke the insect deeper in.
“I couldn’t see what was inside my ear, but I felt it crawling even deeper when I was digging my ear with a stick,” Daily Mail reported Chen as telling local media.
She also felt an extreme itch as she tried to dig her ear with a stick.
Dr Yi at the Guangdong’s Second People’s Hospital in Zhuhai examined her ear. They found a yellow cockroach wiggling in her ear canal using an otoscope.
The doctor said that the cockroach would burrow Chen’s eardrum if it was not removed in time.
He pulled the bug out with a pair of tweezers.
The medic had treated two patients with the same problem several hours ago. He advised people to use insect repellants to avoid such incidents.
Yi cautioned people to not remove the insects by themselves with cotton buds or ear picks as it would agitate the bugs and lead to infections.