Ain’t no damn way did I just watch a video of a doctor pulling out a full grown cockroach from deep inside a person’s ear canal. Can the boundaries of WTF be pushed any further from here?
Impacted earwax, or impacted cerumen as doctors call it is an excess of earwax buildup inside the ear canal. Your body can naturally respond to certain conditions which may put the eardrum in danger by excessive buildup of earwax, or it can accumulate overtime if you don’t clean your ears. If you allows for the earwax to stay in your ear for an extended period of time, it can harden up and press against the nerves inside the ear canal, making for a painful condition.
Up to this point everything is pretty straightforward. Where it steps out of the zone of comfortable understandability and becomes downright morbid is… in the insect having himself a cozy, warm home inside the ear canal, behind the wall of impacted earwax. How the hell did it get there and how did it stay there while the earwax around it close in?
I think I’ll just go and clean my ears thoroughly right about now. Like there isn’t enough bullshit that can befall upon you already. Now there’ll be nightmares of having cockroaches turning our ears into their nests: