Doctors in Missouri reportedly pulled a dime-sized brown recluse spider out of a woman’s ear this week after she complained of pain.
Susie Torres, who hates spiders, told FOX 4 in Kansas City that she woke up Tuesday morning hearing “swooshing” in her ear.
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“It was like when you went swimming and you have all of that water in your ear,” she said.
She initially thought she was having a reaction to an allergy shot, but when she went to the doctor a medical assistant found the eight-legged creature.
Doctors were able to remove the spider, which didn’t bite her.
Bites from a brown recluse spider can cause discoloring of the affected area and flulike symptoms.
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“I went and put some cotton balls in my ears last night,” Torres told FOX 4. “I’m shaking off my clothes and I don’t put my purse on the floor. I’m a little more cautious.”