Woke Up Today with an Ant Inside My Ear, Still Feels Weird.

Discussion in 'Support' started by meeruf, Sep 15, 2015.

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    1. meeruf
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      meeruf Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Diving
      So, been in Thailand for two days. This was my second night. Woke up around 05.00 with some weird pain inside my right ear. (My ear with bad tinnitus). I was dizzy and felt a little need to puke. I thought I had an ear infection or something so I went straight to the hospital in Bangkok. Don't want to have my vacation destroyed and I don't take any chances with that ear...

      Since I'm a tourist with travel insurance, the hotel just sent me to the best private hospital here. To be honest the hospital looked like a palace. I got to see an ENT doctor within 5 minutes (amazing). He took a look inside the ear, and guess what, he found a fricking ant inside my ear!! A dead ant together with some earwax and blood. He took a vacuum cleaner and sucked everything out. They even had a camera and a TV monitor so I could watch him do his work.

      I got something called Sofradex, like a liquid antibiotic to put inside the ear. I still have some pain and it feels weird. I could see in the TV it was a lot of blood. Could not hear anything. I said to the doctor that I was a little worried, but he just called me a chicken, smiled and gave me a clap on the shoulder. Does anybody have a similar experience?
       
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    2. Brian Reade
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      Brian Reade Member

      Location:
      Florida USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      after chiropractic neck adjustment
      Maybe the ant had come in thru the other ear and traveled across....just kidding. Hehehe
      About 6 months ago a flea got in my ear during the night. It kept moving around. That was annoying! I tried putting water in my ear, thinking the flea would climb out or float out but that didn't work. Thankfully it eventually left on its own.
       
    3. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hi Meeruf,
      Hope your ear settles down soon with your antibiotic drops and having your ears cleaned out.
      Wow what a chance of having a ant in your ear .... Hope you enjoy the rest of your travels......lots of love glynis
       
    4. meeruf
      Badass

      meeruf Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Diving
      Its good again now. I was just a little anxious about it, long way home you know. :D
       

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