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7 small animals that can get into your ears

1. Cockroach.

An Australian man went to the doctor complaining of excruciating pain in his ear. Doctors were startled to find a cockroach inside there. The BBC reports that the man tried to get the cockroach out himself with a vacuum cleaner.

2. Earwig.

This is the most obvious insect you would expect to find crawling into your ear. There are historical records to show that earwigs have indeed found their way into people's ears. But, in all fairness, you can find any bug inside your ear. The truth about earwigs is that this bug has no reason to stay in your ear and it will definitely never bore its way into your brain. So, you can rest easier.

3. Fruit fly babies.

It is true. A woman in Taiwan was diagnosed to have fruit fly larva in her ear canal. When her doctor removed her hearing aid, bloody fluid was found. Closer inspection revealed the infestation.

4. A cricket.

When a man sought medical assistance in India, complaining about ear discomfort, the doctor found a 3 inch cricket living in his ear. The good news is, this is extremely rare.

5. Bed bug.

When a 23 year old man sought medical attention for a blockage in his ear and a strange moving feeling in his ear, doctors found a small black foreign body that was later identified as a bed bug. Sadly, bed bugs have more reason to climb inside of your ear. These bugs feed on blood.

6. Spider.

Most of us are freaked out by spiders but how would you like to find one in your ear? A woman in China did. She went to the hospital complaining about an itchy ear, and the doctor found a spider creating a web in her ear canal. Doctors believe it had been living in there for 5 days.

7. Moth and tick.

A man in the states had discomfort in his ear and had a friend extract a 1 inch moth and a tick from his ear canal. That is enough to make your heart stop. We know why a tick would want to get in there, but the moth is a little baffling.

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