A Chinese woman who told the doctors that she didn't know the exact thing that crawled into her ear while she was sleeping, has had a cockroach pulled out from her ear at a hospital.
A horrific video which emerged online some hours ago and has already gone viral, shows the moment a woman had a live cockroach removed from her ear after it crawled in there while she slept.
Mirror UK reported that the woman identified as Su, of Huaihua City’s Hecheng District, in Central China’s Hunan Province, told doctors that she did not know precisely what type of bug was inside her ear, only that it was still alive and continued to crawl and scratch.
She is said to have tried to remove the insect by herself , but whenever she reached into her right ear with a cotton bud, the creature only burrowed deeper and deeper.
When she got to the hospital, the doctors had to spray chemicals in her ear in order to subdue the insect before it could be removed. After few minutes of discomfort, the doctors were finally able to pull out the cockroach from her ear.
Head of the hospital’s Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) department, Meng Jie said: “The patient came in complaining of pain in her ear, claiming that an insect had crawled inside it, and that it was still moving.
"We spotted the cockroach deep in her ear canal, its legs were still moving and pulled it out after giving [the patient] some local anaesthetics.”
He also advised homeowners to avoid placing snacks or other foods on their bedside tables, and urged individuals to seek medical attention instead of trying to remove the pests by themselves.