But maggots? Nope, that’s a new one. But when you think about it, the flies have to come from somewhere, right?
Apparently it’s not terribly uncommon, either.
An unidentified patient recently visited a doctor in Faizabad, India, complaining of a persistent buzzing in his ear.
The doctor, Dr. Vikram Yadav, found that the patient was suffering from something known as aural myasis, a condition caused by fly larvae infesting a person’s nose or ears.
The doctor proceeded to remove the tiny visitors from the patient’s ear, and of course, he recorded the process on video.
Aural myasis is fairly common in tropical and subtropical regions, usually affecting children under the age of 10 or the elderly. The maggots feed off of the flesh in the patient’s inner ear and could eventually burrow into the brain and kill the patient.
Dr. Yadav recommends preventative measures when visiting tropical regions.
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