November 07 2019: A man in China who woke up with sharp pain inside his ear was horror-struck to find the reason - a family of cockroaches living inside his ear canal. The man, identified as 24-year-old Mr Lv, reportedly woke up at night because of a sharp pain in his right ear and asked his family members to shine a light in his ear to see what was causing it. According to Fox News, shining a torch near his ear revealed a large cockroach inside.
Mr Lv went to the Sanhe Hospital in the city of Huizhou, where his nightmare continued when a doctor found "more than 10 cockroach babies inside" his ear.
"He said his ear hurt a lot, like something was scratching or crawling inside. It caused a lot of discomfort," said Dr Zhong Yijin, according to 7 News. "I discovered more than 10 cockroach babies inside. They were already running around."
The roaches were removed with the help of a tweezer and it is not clear how long they had been living there. Mr Lv was prescribed an ointment.
Dr Yijin told local media that Mr Lv had a habit of leaving unfinished packets of food near his bed, which probably attracted insects and cockroaches.
Last year, a woman in Florida was shocked to find that a cockroach had been living in her ear for nine days.