Swimmer thought he had water in his ear, but it turned out to be a Cockroach


New Zealand man took a dip to cool off in the scorching summer heat. He believed he had water in his ear, but it was a cockroach. New York Post reported.

Zane Wedding posted the incident on Facebook. It attracted the attention of local news outlets in New Zealand.

He stated that he believed he had been hearing water in his ear for 3 days. Then he said the following: New Zealand HeraldThat “it made me feel physically ill.”

According to the Post, the bug was found in his ear canal on Friday while he was in Auckland swimming. For days he tried everything to get it out.

“I used some drops to clear it up and fell asleep on the couch later that night,”He said CNN. “Over the weekend I tried anything I could for relief — ear candles, jumping on one leg, chewing gum, I went for a run — just anything I could think of [to]Clear your ear.”

He went to a doctor who said to use a hair dryer to blow on the ear canal and dry some of the water but nothing worked.

By Monday, he went to an ear, nose, and throat specialist who discovered the insect in his ear, the Post reported.

He told CNN that it took less than five minutes to get the bug out.

“I was not the best patient, as I thought of her pushing a cockroach into me every time she touched it. It gave me instant relief. As soon as the doctor removed it, I felt like I was getting a pop.” he said. “Once I realized it was a bug, everything clicked together. That’s why water would move when I was still. It was a small cockroach in my head.”