Can a Cockroach Crawl Into Your Ear? | How Common Is It? | SELF

Can a Cockroach Crawl Into Your Ear? | How Common Is It? | SELF

Just how often do bugs crawl into ears? Sounds terrifying right? SELF consulted with doctors and patients who have experience with these alarming episodes. Turns out, it’s not as uncommon, or dangerous, as you may believe.

This video was inspired by the following article by Katie Holley
https://www.self.com/story/live-roach-ear-sleeping

You can find her on Instagram and Twitter @katiejholley

Thanks to Nathan Newlon at Central Life Sciences for providing the live cockroaches featured in this video.

Included Studies

Presentation and Management of Aural Foreign Bodies in Two Australian Emergency Departments
Emergency Medicine Australasia (2006) Ryan, Et al.

Ear Foreign Body Removal: A Review of 98 Consecutive Cases
Laryngoscope (1993) Bressler, Shelton

Pediatric External Auditory Canal Foreign Bodies: A Review of 698 Cases
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (2002) Schulze, Et al.

Treatment of Aural Foreign Bodies in Children
Pediatrics (1998) Ansley, Cunningham

Foreign Bodies in the Ear; Report of 40 Cases
Arch Pediatr (1998) Dubois, Et al.

Foreign Bodies of the Ears and Nose of Childhood
Pediatric Emergency Care (1987) Baker

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Can a Cockroach Crawl Into Your Ear? | How Common Is It? | SELF

Included Studies

Presentation and Management of Aural Foreign Bodies in Two Australian Emergency Departments
Emergency Medicine Australasia (2006) Ryan, Et al.

Ear Foreign Body Removal: A Review of 98 Consecutive Cases
Laryngoscope (1993) Bressler, Shelton

Pediatric External Auditory Canal Foreign Bodies: A Review of 698 Cases
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (2002) Schulze, Et al.

Treatment of Aural Foreign Bodies in Children
Pediatrics (1998) Ansley, Cunningham

Foreign Bodies in the Ear; Report of 40 Cases
Arch Pediatr (1998) Dubois, Et al.

Foreign Bodies of the Ears and Nose of Childhood
Pediatric Emergency Care (1987) Baker

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