A member asked:

How can one get a spider out that is stuck in an ear canal. think it must of got in there when asleep. looks like those jumping spiders. causing ear ache and what damage can it cause?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered

Specializes in Pathology

See below: Pour a small amount of vegetable or baby oil into the ear canal. This will usually kill the insect. Do not try to poke or try to extract the spider with forceps etc. Wish you good health!

Answered 11/8/2020


Dr. David Mann answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Spider in ear: ENT is best. They have the best equipment ( microscope, etc.) and skill to remove it completely and most comfortably.

Answered 11/21/2020



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