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Doctor... My Ear Itches

Hits: 13871 | Rating: (2.4) | Category: Weird | Added by: kitteh9lives
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Female, 40-49, Australia
 62 Posts
Sunday, November 06, 2011 1:44:16 AM
Here is the cure...you warm up a little olive oil in a pan till it is almost hot (not too hot because you do NOT want to burn your ear)then you tip your head to the side and pour it in...wait a few minutes while the critter drowns (or cooks).When it curls up and dies tip your head gently the other way and it should literally fall out. As the oil is slippery the bug should slip out easily.

Male, 40-49, Europe
 2822 Posts
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 9:51:10 AM

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 2752 Posts
Monday, October 31, 2011 3:39:46 PM

Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 3 Posts
Monday, October 31, 2011 2:44:11 PM
This actually happens!! I got a moth stuck in my ear a few months ago. The damned thing just torpedoed right in there! It was the worst experience of my life...

Male, 30-39, Australia
 25200 Posts
Monday, October 31, 2011 1:05:09 PM

Male, 30-39, Canada
 1710 Posts
Monday, October 31, 2011 9:29:43 AM
Great, now all the child stories of ear wigs crawling in your your ears and eating your brain just came flooding back.

Male, 30-39, Australia
 78 Posts
Monday, October 31, 2011 8:00:50 AM
baby oil works much better

Male, 30-39, Southern US
 1061 Posts
Monday, October 31, 2011 7:44:19 AM
Yeah, so, when it jumps out, cover up the damn earhole so it doesn't jump back in!!! Damn. (I know, they finally did that, whew!)

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 593 Posts
Monday, October 31, 2011 7:26:00 AM
I think I have a phobia now.. Thanks..

Male, 18-29, Europe
 2567 Posts
Monday, October 31, 2011 12:36:23 AM
Vacuum cleaner, right now!

Female, 18-29, Western US
 613 Posts
Sunday, October 30, 2011 11:50:32 PM
Aaaaahhhh!!! Holy S**t!!!

Female, 30-39, Western US
 1244 Posts
Sunday, October 30, 2011 10:19:06 PM
Holy f'ing hell!

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1591 Posts
Sunday, October 30, 2011 5:54:13 PM
i was told this was a myth wtf

Male, 13-17, Europe
 678 Posts
Sunday, October 30, 2011 4:39:15 PM
Thats why they call them earwigs. Also, arent you supposed to have some wax in your ear to protect your eardrum?

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 739 Posts
Sunday, October 30, 2011 3:57:54 PM
obviously that was supposed to say c*ckroach, not roosterroach.

And the coughing thing happens because all the nerves in that area are close together, and when the roach struggles it tickles the vagus nerve, which is responsible partly for coughing.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 739 Posts
Sunday, October 30, 2011 3:56:04 PM
Whoever's removing it is a friggin' idiot. I work in NYC and this happens all the time... when you go in there with forceps you at the least risk ending up in a wrestling match with a roosterroach right against somebody's eardrum, and at worse you risk perforating the eardrum and shoving pieces of dismembered roosterroach inside.

What you do is fill the eardrum with oil (preferable), which drowns the roosterroach and causes it to float to the top (or you can flush it out or remove its unresisting corpse with forceps) or else with lidocaine, which kills the roosterroach instantly but is painful to the roosterroach and makes it struggle for a second.

The point is that you want to kill the little f*cker in such a way that it doesn't resist and then wash it out.

One interesting point: When people get roosterroaches stuck in their ears, they frequently don't come in because they can't hear/hear scratching noises, but because they can't stop coughing. All th

Male, 50-59, Southern US
 481 Posts
Sunday, October 30, 2011 3:45:27 PM
German C_ockroach - #OWS participant?

Female, 18-29, S. America
 43 Posts
Sunday, October 30, 2011 3:35:33 PM
Could he catch it?

Male, 18-29, Europe
 157 Posts
Sunday, October 30, 2011 3:07:29 PM
Why not cover up the hole after it jumps out...

Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 409 Posts
Sunday, October 30, 2011 2:22:06 PM
omg... that is freakin' disgusting. Bleh!

Male, 50-59, Western US
 34279 Posts
Sunday, October 30, 2011 1:50:02 PM

It's an earwig.... gotta love that.

Male, 40-49, Asia
 13803 Posts
Sunday, October 30, 2011 1:28:34 PM
couldn't watch

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2315 Posts
Sunday, October 30, 2011 1:23:56 PM
uh... is that a dead persons ear?

Female, 18-29, Australia
 92 Posts
Sunday, October 30, 2011 1:19:57 PM
you just need a good vacuum to suck the little bugger out...

Male, 30-39, Europe
 5046 Posts
Sunday, October 30, 2011 1:15:53 PM

Damn me is that isn't an earwig too!

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