A four-year-old girl has had 80 worms removed from her ear after an insect attracted to foul smells and dirty conditions entered the it.
Radhika Mandloi started to suffer extreme pain and itching in her left ear a week ago after an insect attracted to unhygienic conditions invaded her body and laid eggs. Radhika Mandloi, from a small village in Dhar, Madhya Pradesh, in central India, had started to suffer extreme pain and itching in her left ear a week ago.
At first, her parents thought she was over reacting. But when she started crying continuously they eventually took her to the Hospital on October 8.
Dr Raj Kumar Mundra, head of the ear, nose and throat department at the hospital, gave her a thorough examination and was shocked to find an insect called Genus Chrysomya inside her ear, which had laid nearly 80 eggs.
Dr Mundra said: “I was very shocked to see so many eggs. This type of bug is attracted to foul smells and extremely unhygienic conditions. And as the ears and nose are areas most vulnerable and open they enter and lay eggs.
We’ve had previous cases where they’ve had two or three eggs but this is the first time we’ve seen anyone with such a huge amount.”
The girl had to endure two sittings to remove the 80 worms, each lasting nearly 90 minutes.
Radhika is still at the hospital and will be kept under close observation for the next seven days.