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Doctors remove spider hiding in womanís ear canal
, Yahoo! News ^ | , Aug 9, 2012.. | By Eric Pfeiffer

Posted on 08/10/2012 7:15:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin

woman who went to China's Changsha Central Hospital complaining of itching in the left side of her head was told by doctors that the source of irritation was a spider that had been living inside her ear canal for five days.

Doctors reportedly used a saline solution to flush out the spider in order to avoid having the spider burrow deeper inside the canal or bite her.

The flushing technique was successful and the woman reportedly wept with gratitude after being told the spider was removed. Doctors say they believe the spider entered the woman's home while the home was undergoing renovations, and crawled into her ear while she was sleeping.

A report by CNN states that spiders and other bugs are appearing in greater numbers this summer due to warm weather and drought conditions across the U.S.

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1 posted on 08/10/2012 7:15:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin
A report by CNN states that spiders and other bugs are appearing in greater numbers this summer due to warm weather and drought conditions across the U.S.A report by CNN states that spiders and other bugs are appearing in greater numbers this summer due to warm weather and drought conditions across the U.S.A report by CNN states that spiders and other bugs are appearing in greater numbers this summer due to warm weather and drought conditions across the U.S.A report by CNN states that spiders and other bugs are appearing in greater numbers this summer due to warm weather and drought conditions across the U.S.A report by CNN states that spiders and other bugs are appearing in greater numbers this summer due to warm weather and drought conditions across the U.S.A report by CNN states that spiders and other bugs are appearing in greater numbers this summer due to warm weather and drought conditions across the U.S.A report by CNN states that spiders and other bugs are appearing in greater numbers this summer due to warm weather and drought conditions across the U.S.A report by CNN states that spiders and other bugs are appearing in greater numbers this summer due to warm weather and drought conditions across the U.S.A report by CNN states that spiders and other bugs are appearing in greater numbers this summer due to warm weather and drought conditions across the U.S.A report by CNN states that spiders and other bugs are appearing in greater numbers this summer due to warm weather and drought conditions across the U.S.A report by CNN states that spiders and other bugs are appearing in greater numbers this summer due to warm weather and drought conditions across the U.S.A report by CNN states that spiders and other bugs are appearing in greater numbers this summer due to warm weather and drought conditions across the U.S.A report by CNN states that spiders and other bugs are appearing in greater numbers this summer due to warm weather and drought conditions across the U.S.
2 posted on 08/10/2012 7:17:38 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (At what point does an escalated effort to remove this traitor commence, and what form does it take?)
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To: BenLurkin

Wow . I won’t be able to sleep tonight thinking about this .


3 posted on 08/10/2012 7:17:38 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: BenLurkin

My son-in-law sent me these pictures. I hate spiders. My ears have been itching ever since............


4 posted on 08/10/2012 7:18:30 PM PDT by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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To: BenLurkin
You posted this because you were afraid I was going to get some sleep tonight?

/johnny

5 posted on 08/10/2012 7:19:24 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: sushiman

Every..single...time I get an ear itch, I think BUG!!!!, not ear hair or dirt or something other than BUG!!!! *yuck*


6 posted on 08/10/2012 7:19:24 PM PDT by CodeToad (History says our end is near.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

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7 posted on 08/10/2012 7:20:46 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Remember the Night Gallery episode about the Earwig?


8 posted on 08/10/2012 7:21:44 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Republicans Hope people are Smart, but Democrats Know people are Stupid.)
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To: BenLurkin

Happened all the time at the hospital ER in which I worked for 20 years.But it wasn’t spiders,it was cockroaches.In fact,I learned what the Spanish word “ccokaracha” (? spelling) was that way.I was absolutely *new* in the ER when one night a woman came to the desk,pointed to her ear,and said “cookaracha”.I asked the charge nurse what a “ccokaracha” was and she said “it’s a cockroach” and I replied “well,there’s a woman here with one inn her ear”.Forty years ago and I remember it like it was yesterday (like many other things I saw there).


9 posted on 08/10/2012 7:21:53 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

You can kill them by flooding your ear with baby oil or the like. Still have get someone to flush them out but at least they stop moving around in there.


10 posted on 08/10/2012 7:23:36 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: CodeToad

11 posted on 08/10/2012 7:25:12 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Use peroxide, it will kill the bug and also disinfect the area.


12 posted on 08/10/2012 7:28:17 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: LukeL

The smell of earwax should keep bugs out.


13 posted on 08/10/2012 7:30:27 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: BenLurkin
You can kill them by flooding your ear with baby oil or the like. Still have get someone to flush them out but at least they stop moving around in there.

I was appalled by this incident.I was just a kid from the suburbs experiencing the dark side of the big city for the first time...the side that I had heard about but had never seen.I had barely even *heard* of cockroaches let alone knew that one can have them in their ears! I should have quit right there!

14 posted on 08/10/2012 7:31:29 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: BenLurkin

That’s pretty creepy ....

It’s either a really small spider or a really big ear....


15 posted on 08/10/2012 7:34:05 PM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: BenLurkin

Ewwwwwwww. That’s ugly!

Ear plug sales just went up!


16 posted on 08/10/2012 7:46:39 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Several years back a new neighbor moved in who was an emergency medicine physician at Johns Hopkins. Once we started hanging out with her and her husband I asked if she was getting tired of treating all the knife, gun and general beating injuries. Very much unexpected was her answer that what she was really getting weary of was treating folks with cockroaches in their ear canals. I’d never heard of such a thing but she said it was very routine in inner city Baltimore.


17 posted on 08/10/2012 7:47:13 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: stansblugrassgrl

I hate spiders! A few weeks ago, I woke up with my right hip hurting just terribly! Yeah,,, I’m old,,, and my hip ain’t great...... but it never hurt like this. A few hours later, I was sitting at my computer, and just kinda absently scratched my leg. I found two spider bites! I rubbed them with Benedryl creme, and took a Benedryl cap. Within 30 minutes, my hip stopped hurting! I hate spiders!


18 posted on 08/10/2012 7:48:08 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: BenLurkin
A report by CNN states that spiders and other bugs are appearing in greater numbers this summer due to warm weather and drought conditions across the U.S.

What in the world does that have to do with Chinese ear spiders?

19 posted on 08/10/2012 7:56:05 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Recycled Olympic tagline Shut up, Bob Costas. Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!)
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To: Kickass Conservative
Remember the Night Gallery episode about the Earwig?

I think it was taken from a South African radio show from the late 1960s called "Beyond Midnight" and the epi Something On His Mind

I just happened to have listened to it earlier in the week.

20 posted on 08/10/2012 7:56:55 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: House Atreides
Very much unexpected was her answer that what she was really getting weary of was treating folks with cockroaches in their ear canals.

Whether it's cockroaches in the ears or gunshot wounds to the head working in a big city ER can demoralize you more than you can possibly imagine.

21 posted on 08/10/2012 7:58:41 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: BenLurkin

Normally I’m not overly fearful of spiders, but...
AUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGHHHHhHH!


22 posted on 08/10/2012 8:11:59 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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We were called to a beetle in a kids ear some years ago. I took a flashlight and shined it in his ear and the beetle came to the light.

Haven’t had a spider in the ear call yet.


23 posted on 08/10/2012 8:28:13 PM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
I'm sorry for your experience with the spider however a world without spiders would mean more of the kinds of bugs we'd be much better off without, like cockroaches , mosquitoes and flies, all of which carry a number of filthy diseases. Me, I like spiders.
24 posted on 08/10/2012 8:35:30 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Calvin Locke

The ending was epic. A female that laid eggs.


25 posted on 08/10/2012 8:39:31 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Republicans Hope people are Smart, but Democrats Know people are Stupid.)
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To: BenLurkin

I don’t have an issue with spiders. But I’ve never had one crawl in my ear!

This story gives me the heebies AND the jeebies!


26 posted on 08/10/2012 8:41:49 PM PDT by berdie
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To: sushiman
When I was a kid I had a deer tick attach to my ear drum. It was swelled with blood and the doctor had never seen that condition. My dad suggested 1 drop of kerosene. So with one drop of kerosene the tick released his desperate hold and he was removed and then squashed.

Later I was working in the ER when a young man came in. He had been riding in the rear of a pickup truck. It was a warm summer night. As the wind blew in his hair a June Bug must have hit just right and went into external acoustic meatus. Now a June Bug is a beetle with a rather hard exoskeleton. The bug wallowed around inside his ear for a long time until he got to the ER. He was screaming like a baby. He said the noise was so loud he could not stand it. Anyway I got some forceps and was able to grab the insect. But he was dug in. So, I had to morsellate the creature, then lavage it from the canal. He seemed grateful after his ordeal.

27 posted on 08/10/2012 8:43:12 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: Calvin Locke
Just had a thought. I think the Actor was Lawrence Harvey.

As a kid, that was one of the scariest episodes I could remember.

28 posted on 08/10/2012 8:43:21 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Republicans Hope people are Smart, but Democrats Know people are Stupid.)
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To: BenLurkin
A report by CNN states that spiders and other bugs are appearing in greater numbers this summer due to warm weather and drought conditions across the U.S.

Drought in the US is causing ear spiders in China?

Can this be countered by killing the butterfly that's flapping its wings in Walla Walla?

29 posted on 08/10/2012 8:47:10 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (This too, shall pass, unless we're in Harry Reid's Senate and "this" is a budget.)
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To: BenLurkin

How do they know it was only there for 5 days? I’ve had parasites in my ear for as long as I have been listening to MSM.


30 posted on 08/10/2012 8:51:25 PM PDT by Starstruck (Only the wealthy and the poor can afford socialism)
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To: Texas Songwriter
“morsellate” / “lavage”

Two words I have never seen in print, and I'm an old geezer.

Now I have to figure out how to drop those words in a Political discussion.

As in, I hope we can “morsellate” Obama and “lavage” him from the Presidency. LOL Apparently, FR Spell Check doesn't do "morsellate", but what the heck do I know? I was a Banker, not a Doctor.

31 posted on 08/10/2012 8:51:37 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Republicans Hope people are Smart, but Democrats Know people are Stupid.)
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To: BenLurkin

Two things I have read over the years.

1). you are never more than 10 feet from a spider no matter where you are in the world.

2). the average person swallows 5 spiders a year while sleeping.

I don’t know if they are proven, but I’ve actually woke up and spit out a spider or two in my life.


32 posted on 08/10/2012 8:54:41 PM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: Kickass Conservative
I tore him apart then washed the junebug out of the canal. And yes, that might be appropriate for Dear Leader. It was sort of an ear enema.

What kind of banker? I wrote a song about bankers....pretty good too. But it was about a specific type of banker....the kind that run the hedge funds. I like my friendly local banker....just not hedgefund managers.

33 posted on 08/10/2012 9:02:08 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: stansblugrassgrl

Took the lid off my empty coffee cup this morning. Lo and behold, there was a dead spider down there - soaked in coffee. Cannot figure out how it got there; whether it was poured into my cup from the pot. I feel like I have extra special powers for the weekend.


34 posted on 08/10/2012 9:07:05 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Kyrie Eleison)
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To: Starstruck

The spider was keeping a diary.


35 posted on 08/10/2012 9:27:03 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I ear you


36 posted on 08/10/2012 9:33:29 PM PDT by Starstruck (Only the wealthy and the poor can afford socialism)
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To: Popman

LOL


37 posted on 08/10/2012 9:50:53 PM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

LOL


38 posted on 08/10/2012 9:57:41 PM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: Texas Songwriter
I was actually a Regional Logistics Manager for B of A. (The Bank FReepers love to hate) I was the guy responsible for anything that needed to be moved within the Corporation. Anything from Airplanes to Armored Trucks moving Cash, Checks, Documentation and Paperwork.

Every time they wanted to get me out of Administration and into the Branch Banking system, I politely declined. LOL

I was pretty much a Banker's little helper. I gave them 32 years and took early Retirement before the job put me in an early grave. Two years later, I get diagnosed with CLL and the rest is history.

39 posted on 08/10/2012 10:13:06 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Republicans Hope people are Smart, but Democrats Know people are Stupid.)
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To: BenLurkin
When I was a honey bee inspector in Iowa, one client wanted to take his elderly, blind, almost immobile father out to the yard. He promised to stand by the truck and enjoy the sunshine, sounds and smells.

Soon we heard him yelling. When we came back to him he said there was a bee stuck in his ear.

Sure nuf! There was a worker bee wedged inside his ear canal, head first, still alive, with stinger trying to sting, but was so tight in the ear it could not. If he would have been stung I think we would have had a bad situation as we were in an isolated area and it was before cell phones.

I asked the client what he had in his truck. All he had was a bottle of vodka under the seat. So I poured some in grandpa's ear and drowned the bee and got it out without incident.

40 posted on 08/11/2012 3:31:34 AM PDT by Battle Axe (Repent, for the coming of the Lord is nigh.)
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To: BenLurkin

So spiders eat insects, flies and such.

What was it eating in there?


41 posted on 08/11/2012 6:41:06 AM PDT by chesley (God's chosen instrument - the trumpet)
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To: Kickass Conservative
I was 12 or 13 when that epi debuted. A couple of weeks or so later, I was on my bike, and a damn bug flew directly into my ear.

I hopped off the bike, and when it wouldn't come out shaking and hopping, I ripped a leaf off a tree branch, and used the stem to run around the opening.

It worked.

That reinforced the epi in my mind...

42 posted on 08/11/2012 8:00:42 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Kickass Conservative
Sorry about your CLL. Hope it i responsive to treatment. You really don't sound like you were one of the bad guys. You just hung around some of them. Life is short isn't it? So much consternation when what most of us want peace of mind.

Let me ask you. If I simplify the past decade in my mind it seems the whole of the financial collapse developed as the 'too-big-to-fail' banks engaged in the gambling cover with the derivitives debaucle came to life as the AIG derivitives were called upon to actualize from notional values as counterparties made claims on the derivitive agreements. AIG could not perform on their agreements and the dominoes fell, only stopping with the injection of 600 billion to Goldman, AIG, and heaven knows who else.

Anyway, I hope the CLL is in remission or better cured. Good luck to you.

43 posted on 08/11/2012 9:19:53 AM PDT by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: BenLurkin; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

SPIDER PING

At least it'll keep the cockroaches out of her ear.

44 posted on 08/11/2012 10:09:12 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: a fool in paradise

45 posted on 08/11/2012 10:29:26 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Kickass Conservative
I think the Actor was Lawrence Harvey.

It was.

46 posted on 08/11/2012 10:35:06 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (If Obama was any more thin skinned, he'd have a receptacle end: Dennis Miller)
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