Though not a common occurrence, an insect may get into your ear. While this may be harmless, it may be a potential threat. This article examines ways to get rid of insects in your ear.

What you experience when an insect gets into your ear depends on whether it is still alive or not. A dead insect may be termed harmless. One that is alive however may present with symptoms depending on what it has done to the ear.

According to Healthline, the ear canal has nerves which make it sensitive to injury or irritation. Thus, a person may experience the following in some cases:

1. Redness

2. Swelling

3. Discharge from the ear which may be blood or pus, that signals injury to the ear

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What to do

1. Remain calm

2. Try to remove the insect but avoid any object that may push it further into the ear

3. Shaking your head — not hitting it — may dislodge the insect from the ear

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4. If the insect is still alive, you can pour vegetable oil or baby oil into the ear canal. This will usually kill the bug.

5. If you suspect the bug is dead, you may be able to flush it out of the ear using warm water and a syringe.

6. It is very important to seek out a doctor’s help immediately if you can’t remove the insect yourself

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By Michael Junior

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