Doctor Discovers Family Of Cockroaches Living Inside Man's Ear

Imagine sitting there, chilled out on the couch, and feeling something wiggle in your ear.

You've seen dozens of videos of messed up things sitting in a person's ear and naturally, you think a bat has taken up residence in your ear cavity. Thankfully, it turns out to be a bit of loose wax brushing against the fine hairs of your ear canal.

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But sadly for a man in China, his situation was much, much, much worse.

He was complaining of experiencing sharp scratches in his ear while he slept so he got a family member to shine a torch down the canal to see if they could spot the cause. They were horrified by what they found and told him to go to the hospital immediately.

The 24-year-old patient, known as Mr. Lv, had a family of cockroaches sitting in his ear canal.

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I repeat, not one cockroach, not two cockroaches, but a goddamn family of the insects crawling around there.

It's hard to believe that such rotten things could end up there but here we are. Doctors said there were around 10 newly hatched nymphs in the man's ear including the mother.

Excuse me while I throw up. Ear, nose and throat specialist Zhong Yijin said: "He said his ear hurt a lot like something was scratching or crawling inside. It caused a lot of discomforts.

"I discovered more than 10 cockroach babies inside. They were already running around."

Mr. Lv suffered some damage to his ear canal but the extent isn't known.

Thankfully for him though, he was discharged on the same day and sent home with some ointment and cream.

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