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Noise in woman’s head turns out to be maggots eating her brain
deathandtaxesmag.com ^ | 2/17/14 | Joe Veix

Posted on 02/19/2014 7:12:56 PM PST by Straight Vermonter

A British woman returned from a trip to Peru hearing scratching noises inside her head. Thinking she had an ear infection, she went to the hospital, where a consultant found something much worse: Maggots were digging through a small hole in her ear-canal, eating her flesh.

“I was very scared,” said Rochelle Harris, “Were they in my brain?”

Probably, Mrs. Harris. The maggots have you now.

Before she got her ear checked, she had more than a few clues that there was something more serious than an ear infection happening. During her trip, she remembered dislodging a fly from her ear. She was also getting regular headaches and pains on one side of her face, and she’d occasionally wake up with her pillow wet from a liquid that leaked from her ear.

The doctors first attempted to flush out the maggots with olive oil. After that failed, they resorted to surgery, removing a total of eight maggots from her head. Harris explains,

“It was the longest few hours that I have ever had to wait… I could still feel them and hear them and knowing what those scratching sounds were, and knowing what that wriggling feeling was, that just made it all the worse.”

That’s just something a human whose brain is now controlled by writhing maggots would say.

H/t NBC News


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This is the stuff of nightmares.
1 posted on 02/19/2014 7:12:56 PM PST by Straight Vermonter
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To: Straight Vermonter

Maggots eat dead flesh, not living tissue.


2 posted on 02/19/2014 7:14:07 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Straight Vermonter

>> This is the stuff of nightmares.

... and supermarket checkout line magazine covers.


3 posted on 02/19/2014 7:14:37 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Straight Vermonter

no no no no no where’s my qtips


4 posted on 02/19/2014 7:14:52 PM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Straight Vermonter

And you thought YOU had problems.

OY VEY!


5 posted on 02/19/2014 7:15:24 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Darksheare

Need I say it???


6 posted on 02/19/2014 7:15:25 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: Straight Vermonter
Noise in woman’s head turns out to be maggots eating her brain,

Cue Funkadelic.

7 posted on 02/19/2014 7:15:54 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us three choices: Defeat them utterly, die, or surrender to a life of slavery.)
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To: Carry_Okie

hate when that happens


8 posted on 02/19/2014 7:16:23 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Wasn’t there a movie called “Crunching Brain Maggots on Mars” or something like that?


9 posted on 02/19/2014 7:16:32 PM PST by woofie
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To: null and void
Need I say it???

I did.

10 posted on 02/19/2014 7:16:44 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us three choices: Defeat them utterly, die, or surrender to a life of slavery.)
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To: Straight Vermonter

When can we get Obongo to vacation in Peru???????????????


11 posted on 02/19/2014 7:16:52 PM PST by bandleader
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To: Straight Vermonter

I recall as a kid I saw a Night Galley episode about a murderer slipping an ‘ear-wig’ in a man’s ear to kill him by eating through his brain.

I use peroxide to clean the goo out of my ears. Great for ear wax, swimmers ear, and those hungry maggots.


12 posted on 02/19/2014 7:17:14 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: ClearCase_guy
Maggots eat dead flesh, not living tissue.

These maggots were a little mixed up

13 posted on 02/19/2014 7:18:08 PM PST by woofie
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To: ClearCase_guy

Most definitely some maggots eat live flesh.

You just aren’t familiar with tropical fly species.


14 posted on 02/19/2014 7:18:16 PM PST by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: ClearCase_guy

Regular garden variety fly maggots eat dead flesh but the tropics are full of nasty little monsters.


15 posted on 02/19/2014 7:18:49 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Not always. Look up the term myiasis.


16 posted on 02/19/2014 7:18:54 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Straight Vermonter

I was thinking about an after dinner snack, until I read this. Thanks, I’m trying to stay on my diet and this helped.


17 posted on 02/19/2014 7:19:33 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: Straight Vermonter

Thanks so much for the post.


18 posted on 02/19/2014 7:20:27 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: rdl6989

I try to be helpful.


19 posted on 02/19/2014 7:20:31 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Rice pudding ping!


20 posted on 02/19/2014 7:20:58 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Straight Vermonter

21 posted on 02/19/2014 7:21:45 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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To: bandleader

Yeah, because there is lots of dead flesh between those ears.


22 posted on 02/19/2014 7:22:21 PM PST by A message
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To: ConservativeMind

Yup. People always think of the tropics as some kind of Eden-like paradise but the place can be a real horror show as well.


23 posted on 02/19/2014 7:22:42 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Straight Vermonter

LOL!


24 posted on 02/19/2014 7:22:47 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: Straight Vermonter

Wow. All this time I thought that Funkadelics album’s title was symbolic!


25 posted on 02/19/2014 7:23:46 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

These aren’t regular maggots. I can’t remember what it’s called but it’s fairly common there.


26 posted on 02/19/2014 7:23:59 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Maggots eat dead flesh, not living tissue.


Might be a lefty brain..


27 posted on 02/19/2014 7:24:00 PM PST by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: Carry_Okie

bttt!


28 posted on 02/19/2014 7:24:10 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Darksheare

Oh, this is too good.


29 posted on 02/19/2014 7:25:18 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (Having some small say in who gets to hold the whip doesn't make you any less a slave.)
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To: null and void

Eddie Hazel was a genius with a guitar. Throughout the late 60s in the Bay Area, Maggot Brain was one of the most requested... at 3 AM on weekends.


30 posted on 02/19/2014 7:27:24 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us three choices: Defeat them utterly, die, or surrender to a life of slavery.)
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To: Carry_Okie

“And the maggots ate into his brain”

Supposed to be worms Hey You - Floyd


31 posted on 02/19/2014 7:27:50 PM PST by Sheapdog (Chew the meat, spit out the bones - FUBO - Come and get me)
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To: driftdiver; ClearCase_guy

New world screwworm fly.


32 posted on 02/19/2014 7:29:07 PM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: Sheapdog
Supposed to be worms Hey You - Floyd

Somehow I think a piece with the title of "Maggot Brain" is more appropriate. Give it a listen if you are not familiar with it.

33 posted on 02/19/2014 7:29:45 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us three choices: Defeat them utterly, die, or surrender to a life of slavery.)
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To: null and void; shibumi

Night Gallery ping.


34 posted on 02/19/2014 7:30:22 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: BenLurkin

It’s an unforgettable guitar solo.


35 posted on 02/19/2014 7:30:23 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us three choices: Defeat them utterly, die, or surrender to a life of slavery.)
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To: sickoflibs

BUT IT WAS PREGNANT AND IT LAID EGGS!!!!

AAAAAAAAUGH!

I’ve hated earwigs ever since.


36 posted on 02/19/2014 7:31:32 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: ConservativeMind

Botflies/warbles.

{{{shudder}}}


37 posted on 02/19/2014 7:32:29 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Straight Vermonter

I’ve seen people in Peru stuffing maggots into their ears rather than listen to Bette Midler.


38 posted on 02/19/2014 7:33:14 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Carry_Okie

You’ve probably heard the story that George Clinton told Eddie Hazel to play like his mother just died.


39 posted on 02/19/2014 7:34:14 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Straight Vermonter
Woman discovers she has a MAGGOT living in her ear after suffering earache

The 48-year-old went to hospital after having earache for 24 hours

Doctors removed her hearing aid and found her ear was full of discharge

They examined her ear and found the fruit fly larva moving around inside it

It was removed and she was given antibiotics but has now fully recovered

Nice vid at the link for those inclined...

40 posted on 02/19/2014 7:35:04 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Wait I thought maggots only ate dead flesh.
This makes no sense.


41 posted on 02/19/2014 7:35:07 PM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: sickoflibs

I think the peroxide might just give you platinum blonde maggots.


42 posted on 02/19/2014 7:35:48 PM PST by _longranger81
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To: Salamander
RE :”I’ve hated earwigs ever since.:

A little peroxide on toilet paper does wonders on ear cleaning.

I wish I (my parents) knew about it when I was a kid.

That was a memorable Night Gallery episode.

43 posted on 02/19/2014 7:35:49 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: Salamander; PJ-Comix; Revolting cat!; Tax-chick

well, I guess, on the bright side it could be a conversation starter...


44 posted on 02/19/2014 7:35:50 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Straight Vermonter

This might explain the Taos Hum.....hmmmm? AKA Liberalville.


45 posted on 02/19/2014 7:35:51 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: Straight Vermonter

MAGGOTS???


46 posted on 02/19/2014 7:36:36 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Straight Vermonter

Kewel....


47 posted on 02/19/2014 7:36:55 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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Specific myiasis
Caused by flies that need a host for larval development

Dermatobia hominis (human botfly)
Cordylobia anthropophaga (tumbu fly)
Oestrus ovis (sheep botfly)
Hypoderma spp. (cattle botflies or ox warbles)
Gasterophilus spp. (horse botfly)
Cochliomyia hominivorax (new world screwworm fly)
Chrysomya bezziana (old world screwworm fly)
Auchmeromyia senegalensis (Congo floor maggot)
Cuterebra spp. (rodent and rabbit botfly)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myiasis


48 posted on 02/19/2014 7:37:39 PM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Ahhhhh....South America. You got maggots trying to get in your brain. You got these little fish trying to swim up your private parts. You got Barney Frank trying to get in your a


49 posted on 02/19/2014 7:37:58 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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Would that work for Obama? Might be worth it.


50 posted on 02/19/2014 7:38:28 PM PST by _longranger81
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