Many people have a fear of spiders. This is known as arachnophobia and is shared by millions of Americans.
One woman was stunned to realize that her headaches were being caused by a living spider that was lodged in her ear.
This is the kind of story that people expect to hear on the news or in a horror story.
Many readers are already clogging their ears full of cotton to keep any burrowing spiders out. For this poor woman, it was already too late.
Lekshmi resides in India and enjoys taking naps on the veranda.
One day, when she was taking a much-needed nap, a tiny spider crawled inside her ear to make a comfortable home.
Because the spider was so small, Lekshmi did not notice when it entered her ear.
After experiencing headaches for a few days, Lekshmi decided to visit the local hospital in Karnataka.
During the appointment, a doctor realized that the spider was causing Lekshmi’s headaches.
According to the Indian Express, Dr. Santosh Shivaswamy had never experienced a case like this.
Although it is common for patients to get some objects stuck in their ear, Dr. Shivaswamy and his medical team had never seen someone with a spider living in their ear canal.
Lekshmi was terrified upon hearing the news. She could feel movement in her ear, but she never would have guessed that a spider was the cause.
The doctors were able to remove the spider without any complications.
Lekshmi is now free of headaches, but she may think twice now before taking a nap on the veranda.
Even though these events are very uncommon, it is still scary to imagine a spider living inside your ear.