Vietnamese doctor removes poisonous ant from patient's ear canal

A Vietnamese doctor last week removed a poisonous ant from a woman's ear canal. Footage filmed with an otoscope at a clinic in Hai Duong on March 30 shows the insect inside the auditory canal. Dr Thuoc said the woman was brought to his clinic with ear pain and ear bleeding. She said an animal had entered her ear and she could feel it crawling around her eardrum. Dr Thuoc used salt water to paralyse the insect before sucking it out of her ear canal. According to the doctor, the ant severely damaged her auditory canal and it will take her several weeks for her to recover fully. The patient said she thinks the creature crawled into her ear while she was sleeping. The video was filmed with the patient's permission.