The Doctors: Can Bugs Get in Your Ears or Mouth While You Sleep?
Tommy from Jacksonville, Florida send in a question to The Doctors TV show: “Dear Doctors, Is it true that different types of insects can go in our mouth or ears while we’re sleeping? Thanks.”
Dr. Travis Stork said that it can happen, but it’s much more common if you’re outside or camping. The bugs are seeking shelter and warmth just like we do. Dr. Andrew Ordon said that there was a story about a woman that had a spider in her ear for five days. What would you do if you felt something crawling around in your ear?
The Doctors: How to Remove a Bug from Your Ear
Dr. Ordon said that he’s seen things with legs and wings moving around in people’s ears, and it can drive you crazy. He recommends using saline or alcohol to drown the bug and slow it down. After this, you can pull your ear up, tilt it and if you’re lucky the bug will fall out.
Dr. Stork said it’s not a good idea to grab utensils or whatever you can find and start jamming them in your ear. If drowning the bug doesn’t work, then you need to see a specialist. Even if you do get it out, it’s a good idea to see your doctor so they can check and see if any part of the bug was left behind, which can cause irritation and a ruptured membrane.
The Doctors: Evelyn’s 51 Pound Tumor
The Doctors have removed cysts, an appendix and a gallbladder on the show – but what about a 51 pound tumor? Dr. David Dupree appeared on The Drs. to explained how he removed the tumor from the abdomen of a New Jersey woman named Evelyn.
Evelyn called into the show, and said she was feeling great. She’s gained 15 pounds and has been home for almost seven weeks. She said originally, she thought she was just gaining weight because she was eating a lot, but then it just started to grow.
The Doctors: 51 Pound Tumor was a Liposarcoma
The tumor affected Evelyn’s walking and she said she felt herself getting weaker. It took four people to get the tumor out of Evelyn. They were actually supposed to do the surgery on a Monday, but that Sunday night Evelyn’s breathing was very slow and Dr. Dupree knew he needed to operate that night so that she didn’t die.
After Dr. Dupree got the tumor off Evelyn’s vena cava, which is a large vein, she immediately stabilized. He said that Evelyn’s tumor was a Liposarcoma which came from her fat cells, and her life-saving tumor removal operation turned into a cancer removing operation.
Dr. Dupree said that he’s never seen a tumor grow that big that fast. Over days, her tumor grew and started pressing on her vital organs and the inferior vena cava, which brings blood from your legs to your heart. Evelyn had no post-operation complications and is ready to live her life again. Check out Evelyn’s tumor in the video below.