A man had a cockroach pulled from his ear after three days of feeling it squirming.
Zane Wedding went for a dip at a swimming pool and when he returned he had a blocked ear.
He put some drops in his ear reports CNN and went for a snooze on his couch
The following morning, however, his ear was still blocked and it still was casing him huge irritation.
And he was annoyed by it so much, he waited outside the doctors before the door of the surgery opened
Mr Wedding was told by his doctor, he may have water stuck in his ear and suggested using a hairdryer to tackle the problem and dry it out.
The weekend was then spent keeping the heat blower pointed at his his ear with or resting his side.
The 40-year-old tried everything including chewing gum and ear candles, but had no success
Mr Wedding told CNN he experienced dizzyness as soon as he stood up and could hear liquid moving around inside his ear.
But whatever he did he could get the “water” out when the ear wriggles stopped, his ear was still blocked.
Mr Wedding, of Auckland, New Zealand arranged a booking with a specialist as soon as he could get to the bottom of the issue
The specialist took one look inside Mr Wedding’s ear and said he thought there was an insect inside.
Mr Wedding realised every movement he had felt a wriggle was the insect moving inside his ear.
He said: “I instantly thought of the fact I had just been pumping hot air into my head and cooking a cockroach in my ear canal all weekend. It made me feel sick.”
To his enormous relief, a dead cockroach was finally removed by his doctor a five-minute procedure.
“Every time she touched it I just imagined her squishing a cockroach into my eardrum, so I wasn’t the perfect patient. It was instant relief… I felt a pop as soon as the doctor pulled it away,” he said.
“Once I knew it was a bug it all clicked together… That’s why the water would move even when I was still. It was a cockroach moving in my head.”
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