Bengaluru Woman Had A Headache. Then, A Spider Crawled Out Of Her Ear – NDTV
File this one under ‘Things We Wish We Could Unsee.’ Turns out, the horrifying source of a Bengaluru woman’s “excruciating” headache was a spider, still alive, inside her ear. A video posted on YouTube shows the exact moment the tiny eight-legged creature crawls out of her ear. It’s guaranteed to give you the heebie-jeebies.
According to the Daily Mail, the woman, identified only as Lekshmi L, took an afternoon nap in her veranda. When she woke up, she had “a nagging headache, slight discomfort in her right ear and an inexplicable tingling sensation.”
She reportedly told doctors that the pain became “excruciating” after she dug her finger into her ear canal and later asked her daughter to shine a torch into her ear.
That’s when her husband rushed her to the Columbia Asia Hospital in Hebbal.
Doctors there say they were surprised to spot a spider, still very much alive, in her ear canal.
“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, a consultant at the hospital’s ear, nose and throat department said.
“However, when a living insect makes its way inside a human ear, the patient’s anxiety makes it difficult to continue the procedure,” he added. “It was rare to see a live spider moving inside someone’s ear canal.”
According to the Mirror, doctors poured a “liquid medicine” inside her ear canal and filmed as the spider scurried out.
“I was terrified as I could feel the movement of a creature in my ear,” the Mirror reported Lekshmi as saying.
Luckily, doctors confirmed that there was no lasting damage to the woman’s ear.
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