Doctors remove 50 maggots from Thai man's ears

Posted by: EndGame

Doctors remove 50 maggots from Thai man's ears - 04/27/05 06:59 AM

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Doctors found around 50 maggots in the ears of an 84-year-old Thai man after he went to hospital complaining of an itch.

Wednesday's Nation newspaper said Anan Temtan, who lives in the tsunami-hit southern resort island of Phuket, had used cotton buds to relieve the itching, but had scratched so hard his eardrums ruptured and started bleeding.

"We believe flies might have gone inside his ears to lay eggs, which hatched into larvae and caused the itching," said Somsak Nonthasri, the doctor who treated him.

Somsak, who used tweezers and a small suction device to remove the maggots, said Anan would be kept in for observation for a while to make sure no more eggs hatched.

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Posted by: pergesu

Re: Doctors remove 50 maggots from Thai man's ears - 04/27/05 11:47 AM

I don't know why I felt compelled to click on this while eating pasta.
Posted by: IceMyst

Re: Doctors remove 50 maggots from Thai man's ears - 04/27/05 05:32 PM

Because all men feel compelled to look at maggots while eating. As a women, even I know that Perg :p Look at the show Fear Factor, it's on when most people are eating dinner...
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: Doctors remove 50 maggots from Thai man's ears - 04/27/05 07:34 PM

I like watching fear factor when I'm eating; makes me feel good eating a nice large steak when some idiot is downing a bull nut or a pig spline...
Posted by: EndGame

Re: Doctors remove 50 maggots from Thai man's ears - 04/28/05 09:30 AM

anyone watch the dave chapelle 'feat factor' skit?

bloody hilarious!

i use sharezaa p2p client
a 'dave chapelle fear factor' search under the 'video' genre generates about 20 hits or so.