A New Zealand man went for a swim recently to cool off during the hot summer days in the Southern Hemisphere nation and thought he had water stuck in his ear following the dip, but it turned out to be a cockroach, theÂ New York PostÂ reported.
Zane Wedding posted about the incident on Facebook, which then caught the interest of local news outlets in New Zealand.
He said he thought he had water in his ear for three days but then told theÂ New Zealand HeraldÂ that â€œit made me feel physically ill.â€
The bug reportedly crept in his ear canal Friday while he was swimming at a pool in Auckland and for days he felt it move around and tried everything to get what he thought was water out, the Post reported.
“I used some drops to clear it up and fell asleep on the couch later that night,” he toldÂ CNN. â€œOver the weekend I tried anything I could for relief â€”Â ear candles, jumping on one leg, chewing gum, I went for a run â€”Â just anything I could think of [to] get the ear to clear.”
He went to a doctor who said to use a hair dryerÂ to blow on the ear canal and dry some of the water but nothing worked.
By Monday, he went to an ear, nose, and throat specialist who discovered the insect in his ear, the Post reported.Read Inside Edition
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