In a strange incident, a woman in Taiwan went to the ENT clinic with a peculiar complaint. She recounted hearing “beating, clicking, and rustling” sounds inside her left ear for four consecutive days, preventing her from getting a good night’s sleep, and what was discovered to be the cause was very shocking.
After a thorough examination of the ear canal, the doctor discovered a spider nestled inside. The woman had no idea how and when the spider had made its way inside her ear. According to the doctor who extracted the spider, it had been inside the woman’s ear for at least four days.
To remove the spider, the doctor had to use a suction technique through an earoscope. He affirmed that the procedure was not too difficult, but it had to be done correctly and delicately to avoid any complications.
Although the incident was bizarre and terrifying, the doctor noted that it was not uncommon for bugs to find their way into people’s ears, particularly while people are sleeping. However, he emphasized that if such an incident happens, it is essential to remove the bugs as soon as possible to prevent any ear damage or infection.
The doctor highlighted that it was the first time he had encountered a spider inside someone’s ear canal. Usually, he had extracted ants, mites, cockroaches, and mosquitoes, all of which can be found in any given household.
The case of the spider in the woman’s ear has been highly publicized and has garnered considerable attention worldwide. It has instigated conversations about the various types of pests that can crawl into people’s ears undetected and cause discomfort and pain.