Headaches are a problem that many people suffer from. Sometimes they come from headaches. Sometimes they’re more mysterious and come in the form of migraines. Other times they are caused by dehydration and too much light. However, one woman discovered that the cause of her headaches was a lot more severe and shocking than she ever suspected.
The woman complained about her headaches to her doctor, so the medical professional decided to do a survey. They took a look at her head and eventually took out the tool to look at her ear canal. As soon as the doctor peered into her ear canal, she found that there was a spider living inside her ear.
The spider had made a home inside the woman’s ear. If you’ve ever had a fear of getting an insect or arachnid in your ear, this is a type of story that would send you running for the hills. It’s utterly terrifying to think that this woman had a spider living inside a hole in her head for long enough to cause severe headaches that went on, and on, and on, and on, and on for way too long.
The woman who suffered from this problem lived in India and went by the name Lekshmi.
If you’re scared of insects and arachnids, then you’re going to want to find a different story because this one is so terrible and terrifying. It’s a story out of a nightmare and was actually a reality for the woman living in Karnataka in India.
As it turned out, the spider crawled into Lekshmi’s ear while she was sleeping and made a home inside her head. Because the ear canal was safe and warm, the spider was more than happy to wait there, spin a web, and wait for other bugs to crawl in and get stuck inside its trap. Fortunately, no other bugs did that.
The headaches grew so bad that Lekshmi rushed to the hospital, seeking medical care. She needed a doctor to figure out what was the cause of her severe headaches.
It was ENT Consultant Dr. Santosh Shivaswamy who reported the incident to the Indian Express. Things do get stuck in people’s ears – cotton swabs are perhaps the most common thing – it is very rare to have a spider open up shop inside someone’s head like this. Although he had a lot of experience, Dr. Shivaswamy, and all the other professionals on his team, had never encountered someone with a spider living inside their head.
Although the doctor figured out the cause, Lekshmi was horrified that it had happened in the first place – and the pain the spider caused was excruciating.
“I was terrified as I could feel movement of a creature in my ear. The acute ear ache followed by sharp pains suffocated me,” she told Lekshmi. “I couldn’t think of anything and was petrified when the doctor confirmed (the) presence of a spider in my ear.”
What do you think about this nightmarish story? Do you have a fear of getting a bug stuck in your ear?