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Something to gross you out by Ellerd on 26 May 2007 7:12am
 
Yuck!

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,21797363-1702,00.html

Infestation of mites found in man's ear

May 26, 2007 02:08pm
Article from: Agence France-Presse

A NEW Zealand man is now sleeping peacefully after years of living with an infestation of mites in his ear finally came to an end.

Paul Balvert's noisy nightmare went undiagnosed for two years before it was discovered by a nurse at a specialist clinic.

"For years I had no idea what was wrong,'' Mr Balvert said.

"I had been hearing continual bubble and squeak noises in my ears and it was worse at night. Sometimes I would get up in the morning and think I would be lucky if I had got any sleep.

"And there was movement. That was the worst - the itch. Many times during the day and night I would stick my fingers and cotton buds in my ears to try and relieve the itch. It was unreachable.''

His doctor twice flushed his ears with water, but he got no relief.

Mr Balvert eventually went to see a specialist. Nurse Theresa O'Leary said she was amazed to see "very active, tiny, bulbous, semi-transparent mites moving around in a moist layer and white eggs present all over the canal and eardrum.

"There were about a hundred of them. It was a well-stocked breeding ground,'' she said.

Doctors used suction to remove all visible mites and eggs from Mr Balvert's ear, but hidden eggs soon hatched and his problem resurfaced.

Mr Balvert was eventually cured when microbiologist Chris Mansell recommended soaking the ear in a liquid used for scabies and head lice.

Mr Balvert, who owns a chicken shed-cleaning business, believes the mites entered his ear one day when a chicken feed pan was emptied over his head.
 
Re: Something to gross you out by johnnythemonkey on 26 May 2007 7:24am
 
Well thanks for that Ellerd. The next time my ear is itching, that will set a pleasant thought train in motion.
 
Re: Something to gross you out by kazzzz on 26 May 2007 8:45am
 
Eww!
There was a kid on the news here the other day who went to the docs for a similar reason and had spiders breeding in his ear:(
 
Re: Something to gross you out by ev on 26 May 2007 8:50am
 
And the moral of the story - don't let anyone empty a chicken feed pan over your head.. :P
 
Re: Something to gross you out by ev on 26 May 2007 9:28am
 
And the moral of the story - don't let anyone empty a chicken feed pan over your head.. :P
 
Re: Something to gross you out by ev on 26 May 2007 9:29am
 
Damn echo again.. (Damn echo again.. damn echo again..)
 
Re: Something to gross you out by kazzzz on 26 May 2007 9:30am
 
hello hello hello!!!!!:)
 
Re: Something to gross you out by johnnythemonkey on 26 May 2007 9:32am
 
Is that a new record ? A double post 38 minutes apart.
Who thinks I am going to wait 39 minutes and beat it?
 
Re: Something to gross you out by Lounge Trekker on 26 May 2007 8:25pm
 
I hear noises...so each morning I squirt a little Raid in each ear.

Thank you Ellerd, for this information...and the chemical companies. If I ever have leaves growing out my ears, I can use Trounce or Roundup...unless somebody wants to smoke those leaves.

Lounge Trekker
 
Re: Something to gross you out by Palin_Lover on 26 May 2007 11:33pm
 
Disgusting!!!
 
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