Status: 29.11.2023, 15:14 PM
By: Helmi Krappitz
After an unpleasant feeling on his ears, a man in China has his ears cleaned – and is surprised by a cockroach.
Shanghai – Pressure on the ears or earache are usually no reason to panic. For a man in China, however, a horror fantasy came true – because specialists found something that certainly has no place in the ear canal: a cockroach. Nobody really wants that.
Surprise find: after complaints, a professional finds a cockroach in his client's ear
The man from Shanghai complained of discomfort in his ear, he had an unpleasant feeling. To get rid of the squeezing, the Chinese man went to a salon for professional cleaning, Newsflare reported. But what the expert found was a disgusting surprise for everyone. Shocked, but also intrigued, the ear cleaner told his customer that he had found a cockroach in his ear – alive. The animal had already crawled deep into the ear canal, as can be seen on a video.
Even after many ear cleanings, it was the first cockroach in the professional's career. Nevertheless, he was able to remove the cockroach from the ear with special tools. As soon as she was outside, the uncomfortable feeling in the man's ear stopped.
Foreign bodies in the ear: Always consult a doctor if you suspect it
If you suspect a foreign body in the ear, you should always consult a doctor. Their own attempts to remove them with cotton swabs or rinses can push them further into the ear canal.
A doctor examines a patient's ear. (Symbolic image) © IMAGO/Bulkin Sergey
It is not uncommon for cockroaches, insects and arachnids to find their way into people's ear canals. While it's not common, "it's definitely not uncommon," Neelima Tummala, an assistant professor of surgery at George Washington Medical Faculty Associates, told The Washington Post. According to research, insects make up 14 to 18 percent of all foreign bodies in the ear.
Just recently, a spider crawled into the ear of a woman in Taiwan and was only removed when it had already shed its skin. A true horror show. (hk)