Flies and other insects can get into a person’s ear and cause irritation and discomfort. This can happen while they are sleeping, so it is important to remove them as soon as you notice them. Never attempt to remove the insect using tweezers, as you may injure the ear canal in the process. Another potential problem is that you might not notice that an insect is inside your ear, which can result in inflammation of the ear canal.
If the insect is still inside your ear, you should immediately seek medical attention. Your family physician can check your ears and may refer you to a specialist to remove the bug. Attempting to remove the insect with a cotton swab or other object may not work because the insect may be lodged deeper in the ear canal or infect the eardrum.
The discomfort and pain caused by the insect are common symptoms of ear infection. The bug will also emit a foul odor. Inflammation may occur after it is removed, but it will subside in a few days. The infection can also lead to ear pain and drainage. It is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible, as antibiotics and other treatments will help prevent further damage to the ear.
The most common types of insects that can enter the ear are cockroaches, flies, and spiders. Cockroaches enter the ear more often than other insects because they are looking for a warm, dark place to hide. Flies are the second most common insects that can get inside a person’s ear.