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Alice

2cm cockroach removed from man's ear

An Australian man has received medical treatment to remove a large cockroach that had burrowed into his ear.

Local media reported that the 2cm pest caused agonising pain for Hendrik Helmer, and defied his efforts to suck it out with a vacuum cleaner.

It was finally killed by doctors at a hospital in the northern city of Darwin and removed using forceps.

"They said they had never pulled an insect this large out of someone's ear," he told ABC News.

Mr Helmer awoke on Wednesday morning to a sharp pain in his right ear.

At first he thought a poisonous spider had made its way into his ear canal.

When the pain intensified Mr Helmer tried to remove the unwelcome guest with a vacuum cleaner and by squirting water into his ear.

"Whatever was in my ear didn't like it at all," he said.

As the pain become more excruciating, his flatmate rushed him to hospital where a doctor tried putting oil down the ear canal.

But that only made the cockroach crawl in deeper, before it eventually began to die.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25690488
Alice

This really is a horror story!  I don't think I could have a decent night's sleep after having that in my ear!
MOJO

Sounds nearly as bad, as a flea in your ear! q60
Barbie

I hope he charged it rent!  Razz
brainbox

Laughing

What kinda place does he live in with Cockroaches running around.. EEYAK !
Alice

brainbox wrote:
Laughing

What kinda place does he live in with Cockroaches running around.. EEYAK !


What can you expect, he does live in Australia B.B.  Laughing

I wouldn't live there if you paid me!

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