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Live Cockroach Removed From Australian Man’s Ear By Doctors

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Live Cockroach Removed From Australian Man’s Ear By Doctors

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January 11, 2014 – Doctors Remove Live Cockroach From Australian Man’s Ear

An Australian 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.

“Near the 10 minute mark… somewhere about there, he started to stop burrowing but he was still in the throes of death twitching,” Mr Helmer said.

It was then that the doctor was able to put forceps into his ear and and pull out the cockroach.

“She [the doctor] said, ‘You know how I said a little cockroach, that may have been an underestimate’,” he said.

Mr Helmer told ABC he was not suffering any major discomfort and would not be taking any additional precautions before going to sleep.

But he said his friends were strongly advising him to go to bed with headphones on.

[Reported by BBC World]

8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Joyce

    January 11, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    What was he doing when the cockroach creeps in.very strange

  2. Daree

    January 11, 2014 at 11:24 PM

    Is he a mumu man or what

  3. ranting mouth

    January 12, 2014 at 1:04 AM

    dis one nor b beta news na, cockcroach dey enter food 4 9ja, n dey enter mouth wen person dey sleep

  4. kheria

    January 12, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    THIS WHITE PEOPLE THEY ARE TO DIRTY THEY CANNOT CLEAN THERE HOUSE THE CANNOT BATH THAT IS WHY THE CAKROCH GO INSIDE HIS EAR MAYBE HIS BED IS LIKE GARBAGE BOX I AM SURPRISE THAT IS WHITE MAN FOR YOU

  5. parrot

    January 12, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    #daree what do u mean by is he a mumu man? which kind mumu question be dat? did he plan 4 d cockroach 2 enta his ear? bush mentality

  6. Consort

    January 13, 2014 at 4:18 AM

    Pls hw large ar his earz??

  7. Blaze boy

    January 28, 2014 at 12:38 PM

    Awww dats very bad by the way the man shud tidy his surroundings wella b4 sleeping

  8. Maryf

    April 6, 2016 at 1:04 PM

    He might be sleeping when it happened.

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