Living Spider Is Removed From A Woman’s Ear After Experiencing Strong Pain
A living spider was removed from the ear of a woman, who was relaxing at her home in India. It was just another day for the 49-year-old housewife, who was unwinding after completing her household chores. Her regular routine is to lie down in the veranda during summer afternoons. However, this day was different. As she woke up after falling asleep for a couple of hours, she started feeling discomfort in her right ear. She tried to remove the particle with the help of her finger but failed. After experiencing unbearable pain and discomfort, she asked her daughter to look into her ear with a torch.
The sharp pain followed by a feeling of discomfort was unbearable. Her husband rushed her to Columbia Asia Hospital to consult with Dr. Santosh Shivaswamy. “I was terrified as I could feel movement of a creature in my ear,” the woman said. “The acute earache followed by sharp pains suffocated me. I couldn’t think of anything and was petrified when the doctor confirmed presence of a spider in my ear.”
“It is common to see emergency room visits due to the presence a foreign object in the ear, and it takes a simple procedure to remove the object,” Dr. Santosh Shivaswamy said. “However, when a living insect makes its way inside a human ear, the patient might get frightened making it difficult for the doctor to continue the procedure. It was a rare case to see a spider moving inside the ear canal.”
The woman identified as Lekshmi L, went to the hospital with a headache, a fairly common event that doesn't immediately scream 'good god, there's something horrific living inside my ear', but then a hairy white spider crawled out. This footage occurred in June 2017 in Bengaluru, India and shows the gruesome moment when a spider calmly crawls out of a woman's ear hours after it snuck in while she slept. She had fallen asleep in the afternoon on her veranda but when she awoke she had a nagging headache, slight discomfort in her right ear and an inexplicable tingling sensation. She dug her finger into her ear canal but she couldn’t remove the obstruction.
When the discomfort turned into a splitting headache, her husband rushed her to the Columbia Asia Hospital in Hebbal, India, where the doctor was shocked to see a live spider inside her ear. The doctors poured a liquid medicine in her ears and coaxed the spider out of her ears using torchlight. The entire process was filmed by doctors who were highly surprised to see the spider alive and crawling out of the ear canal.
It is common to see emergency room visits due to the presence of a foreign object in the ear and it takes a simple procedure to remove it, however, when a living insect makes its way inside a human ear the patient's anxiety makes it difficult to continue the procedure. The woman was terrified as she could feel movement of a creature inside her ear and felt acute earache followed by sharp pains. Fortunately, the doctors have confirmed that no severe damage was caused to the woman’s ears. Her ear swelled so much that it took three days for doctors to finally remove the bug. Doctors are still shocked how the creature managed to get inside because it’s rare to see a live spider moving inside someone’s ear canal.