Bugs in ears

Reading about bugs in ears in the latest classics feature–

& it stirs a small memory: had read a poem by the writer Iain Sinclair, “Kristallnacht” (to be found in his selected poems, flesh eggs & scalp metal–great title) with a particularly unnerving quotation concerning the painter Soutine as an epigraph: “when Soutine finally consulted an ear specialist about this terrible earache, in the canal of the painter’s ear the doctor discovered, not an abscess but a nest of bedbugs”. So, ok, now you can worry not just about cockroaches and earwigs but bedbugs (and not forgetting those icky dust mites). --N

is mandarin”

–Tom Raworth

And * my * family wonders why I have insomnia problems!! I can scarcely think of sleep when I have to keep flailing my arms around fending off attacks from the insect world! eeewwwyuck! :mad:

“Please Disregard the Following.”

Mal relinquishes his SDMB virginity to state:

It happened to me. Only it wasn’t a roach or a bedbug, but a local native we call a Christmas beetle.

The little bastards burrow into the ground at night, but this particular one mistook my eardrum for paydirt.

By the time I arrived at the hospital, there was blood coming out.

Eeeeeeewyuck is right. And let me tell you, it HURT.

Little Mal
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Welcome, O Mighty Malveitch!

Great first post.
I think.

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast!” - the White Queen

When I was living in Minnesota, I knew
a woman who got a woodtick in her ear.
It attached itself and started sucking
blood. By the time she knew it was in
there, she had to have a specialist
do minor surgery to get it out!

My dad, working the ER in a small clinic, once saw a teacher who came in after complaining of hearing loss and a strange “fluttering sensation.” Upon further examination, Dad discovered that the woman had a moth in her ear - it had flown in and gotten stuck, and was attempting to fly back out.

All together now…Eeeeeew. :eek:

Christopher Robin Hood - he steals from the rich and gives to the Pooh.

Oh mal!! Do you sleep with ear muffs on now?? Poor thing! It’s nice that you finally posted, on this buggy subject too!!


“Please Disregard the Following.”

Andrew Warinner

when i was a young dan (8 or so), a mosquito flew into my ear and started slurping. damned if i know what it was doing in there, but blood started pouring out of my ear, and as you said, it HURT. i can only imagine how blindingly awful it must have been to have something burrowing in your ear; that stupid little vampire was quite enough for me.

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