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Dead ants found in cookie-eating girl's ears
Focus Taiwan ^ | May 20, 2011 | Nancy Liu

Posted on 06/01/2011 11:15:26 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Taipei, May 20 (CNA) It is not unusual for mothers stop their children from eating in bed, but now doctors are also telling their patients the same thing -- if they don't want ants crawling into their ears.

Although it is common to find small bugs in the ear canals, a local doctor said Friday that he recently found as many as 25 dead ants in the ears of a 16-year-old girl.

Before seeking medical help, the girl, who has a sweet tooth, had been suffering from ear pain for several months, said Hung Yaun-tsung, chief of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Taipei City Hospital.

Hung suspected that her habit of eating cookies and cakes in bed lured the ants into her ears, causing unbearable itching.

"She confided that she would pick her ears while eating snacks and later go to sleep without brushing away the crumbs, " the doctor said. "The ants might have found their way into her ears following the cookie crumbs and stayed there because there was enough food there to keep them alive."

The ants he found, however, were dead upon examination, possibly because the girl had dropped some oil into her ears to ease her discomfort, Hung said. Her inflamed eardrums improved after medication and no ants were found in follow-up sessions.

Ear pain resulting from insect intrusion is common, said Hung, who receives patients with small cockroaches, mosquitoes and ants in their ears on a daily basis. "But it's the first time that I've found so many ants in both ears," he added.

He noted that sufferers can put a few drops of cooking oil into their ears to kill the bugs if immediate medical attention cannot be obtained. "But remember not to scratch your ears, because it could push the bugs


TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: ants; cookies; ears; eww; girl

1 posted on 06/01/2011 11:15:33 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: al baby; Allegra; EveningStar; JRios1968; martin_fierro; pax_et_bonum; Slings and Arrows

My mother told me not to put beans in my ears
Beans in my ears
Beans in my ears
My mother told me not to put beans in my ears
Beeeeeans in my eeeeears!

And now I know why...


2 posted on 06/01/2011 11:18:54 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I hate politically correct sorosmonkey superheroes!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Ants produce formic acid in huge quantities. It’s very ouchy stuff.


3 posted on 06/01/2011 11:19:25 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Reading this story makes me want to reach out for the nearest Q-Tip.


4 posted on 06/01/2011 11:20:31 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
"The ants might have found their way into her ears following the cookie crumbs and stayed there because there was enough food there to keep them alive."

I just threw up a little in my mouth.

5 posted on 06/01/2011 11:20:57 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dfwgator

Haven’t you heard that you’re never supposed to put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear?


6 posted on 06/01/2011 11:22:46 AM PDT by Ax
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Ugggh, I could handle the ants, but eating in bed gives me the willies. I can't stand anything gritty in my sheets and the thought of going to bed with food on my teeth is like nails on a chalkboard.
7 posted on 06/01/2011 11:22:53 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I am grossing out and going for the q tips and peroxide in a moment.

Reminds me of a movie where a girl had baby spiders coming out of a cyst... Or the kid with a tree that rooted in his eye.

Thanks for that post.

Yuck.


8 posted on 06/01/2011 11:25:07 AM PDT by mmercier
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Did your mother tell you not to stand on your head and stuff beans up your nose? There was that kid who did not listen and the beans sprouted up there.

Some people don’t listen to good advise and then bad things happen.


9 posted on 06/01/2011 11:25:44 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: apillar

Next thing we know the food police, Mitchie Obama and the WHO will ban eating in bed so you are already one step ahead of the game.


10 posted on 06/01/2011 11:26:30 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

"Dead Ant... Dead Ant... Dead Ant, Dead Ant, Dead Ant!"

11 posted on 06/01/2011 11:26:51 AM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Task 1: Accomplished, Task 2: Hold them Accountable!)
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To: dead
Entire ecosystems of flora and fauna exist on and around the human body. They graze the skin cells and oils on our bodies, make nests in our hair folicles, eat, sleep, and make babies while we do the same.

The cookie angle is most likely a benign causal placebo. Sometimes ants just end up where they shouldn't.

12 posted on 06/01/2011 11:28:52 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: apillar
People traditionally ate in bed.

I do not, but every now and then I wake up with a dog chewy stuck to my butt.

13 posted on 06/01/2011 11:29:24 AM PDT by mmercier
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

GAAAK!


14 posted on 06/01/2011 11:29:50 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: apillar

but eating in bed gives me the willies.... Gee,....No shut up, damn it.


15 posted on 06/01/2011 11:32:51 AM PDT by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: apillar

but eating in bed gives me the willies.... Gee,....No, shut up, damn it.


16 posted on 06/01/2011 11:33:29 AM PDT by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

How do dead ants eat girls ears?


17 posted on 06/01/2011 11:37:27 AM PDT by houeto (Rev. 13. [7] And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them:)
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To: blackdog

It was less the fact that the girl had ants in her ear than the fact that they found plenty to eat there. That brought the hurl reflex.


18 posted on 06/01/2011 11:37:27 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: mmercier

“I do not, but every now and then I wake up with a dog chewy stuck to my butt. “

Boy, you’re getting more action in bed than I do. Got any tips?


19 posted on 06/01/2011 12:03:23 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
You keep eating cookies like that you will get ants in your ears


20 posted on 06/01/2011 12:13:47 PM PDT by BBell
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To: USMCPOP
Tips..?

Sleep with two little mutts and a few cats.

I am currently disturbed because I gave the mutts a pesuicto skin and left the bedroom door open. No signs of the skin in their beds, so it is definitely in our's somewhere.

The wife is smart enough to give me nothing lately. After work, I will likely get to hump a hunk of dried pork flank stuck to my dink.

21 posted on 06/01/2011 12:41:48 PM PDT by mmercier (I am a sick individual, but one with a good immune system)
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To: houeto
They do some quite fabulous things implanting baby leeches in the area where a limb has been severed and reattached.

Maggots work the balls on gangrene infection.

As far as the ears go, I stick with q tips.

22 posted on 06/01/2011 12:55:27 PM PDT by mmercier (if not for me, you would be dead)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Why is a girl’s ear eating cookies?


23 posted on 06/01/2011 2:39:38 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: mmercier
These are the one that give me the chills.


24 posted on 06/03/2011 9:34:40 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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