If you’re camping or spending time outdoors, it is not uncommon to have insects fly into your ear. Often, this occurs while you’re sleeping on the ground. It’s hard to pinpoint the cause of the ear buzzing, but it’s a good idea to seek medical attention if the bug becomes a persistent problem. The most important thing to remember is not to try to remove the bug on your own. This could push it deeper into your ear canal and endanger your hearing.
In some cases, an insect can be removed with mineral oil, olive oil, or baby oil. Be sure to use a non-scented oil. If you don’t have any of these oils, you may have a problem getting rid of the insect. You should ask a friend to pour some of the oil into your ear. The friend should then pull the earlobe back a bit, and pour the oil into the ear. The oil should kill the insect, and it will float to the top. A friend should be able to help you with the extraction process, but be sure to avoid touching the insect or your ear with a cotton swab. This can damage your ear and may even cause infection.
If you do have an insect problem in your ear, it can be an excellent time to seek medical help. During a recent visit to the hospital, a doctor noticed that a fruit fly larva was living inside a patient’s ear. This insect most likely came from the patient’s home, as it tends to cluster around open fruit and vegetables. In this case, fortunately, the fruit fly larva was easily removed, and the patient was able to return home in two weeks.