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A fly just flew into my ear!

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CactusJax Mon 04-Jul-16 11:36:45


Sitting on the sofa with DD napping on me. Very loud buzzing sound in my right ear. It's a very small fly, I batted it away but it flew into my fucking ear.

Ear is buzzing and itchy. What the fuck do I do?

LaurieFairyCake Mon 04-Jul-16 11:38:37

Put a spider in there

Then a cat

Lilaclily Mon 04-Jul-16 11:39:14

Point ear to the light and it will fly out

Bluebiscuits Mon 04-Jul-16 11:39:28

Eek, that sounds horrible. Can you submerge the side of your had in water to try and drown it/wash it out?

CactusJax Mon 04-Jul-16 11:40:31

The cat won't fit

notquitegrownup2 Mon 04-Jul-16 11:42:51

Optional first step, see if you can pour a little Olive oil into your ear, and tip your head on one side - it's sticky and so with smother it, rather than send it whizzing round in your ear. Then yy to a shower, tip your head on one side so that the warm water goes into your ear, then tip your head the other way, to tip it out

notquitegrownup2 Mon 04-Jul-16 11:43:32

(That's all what my uncle was advised when he went to his GP with the same situation years ago.)

Best of luck

blackteaplease Mon 04-Jul-16 11:48:35

If oil doesnt work please go to the nurse/Dr to get it checked out. This happened to dh a couple of weeks ago. It didn't come out and hurt a lot, nurse and gp couldn't get it out and he ended up in A&E. It was mahoosive.

Griphook Mon 04-Jul-16 11:56:25

On a first aid course I went on they said fill you eat with water, the fly will drown but will eventually float to the top

IJustLostTheGame Mon 04-Jul-16 12:02:26

I was going to suggest squirming a load of warm water in there. This happened to me a couple of years ago.
I used a calpol syringe

JC23 Mon 04-Jul-16 12:34:52

Yes to olive oil
You sound remarkably calm. When this happened to me I was screaming the house down

KaosReigns Mon 04-Jul-16 12:49:05

A+E after waiting 6 hours with a broken foot (and a badly sprained other foot) a lady was admitted ahead of me after waiting 15 minutes because she had a bug in her ear. So it must be serious.

KaosReigns Mon 04-Jul-16 12:51:22

They flushed it out with saline by the way. I know because I burst in to tears when I saw her admitted and they admitted me not long after (although I wasn't seen by a doctor for a while because 4 of them were dealing with her ear/watching the nurse treat her). Not that I'm bitter or anything.

HumTiddlyTum Mon 04-Jul-16 12:52:35

Cross everything it doesn't lay any eggs. That then hatch and fly out your mouth in a few weeks....


OohMavis Mon 04-Jul-16 12:53:17

I nearly vomited from disgust at a fly flying into my mouth the other day.

In your shoes I would NOT be coping. You are well hard.

HumTiddlyTum Mon 04-Jul-16 12:54:49

Sorry, that wasn't helpful and has made me feel squeamish so probably hasn't done anything to make you feel better.

Try a bit of olive oil and if that doesn't work then a trip to the nurse.

Magicpaintbrush Mon 04-Jul-16 12:55:52

Oh my GOD - this is my worst nightmare. I hope you get it out!!!!

What about running a hot bath and submerging your ear so that it fills with water and as the bubbles come out hopefully the fly will too?

Good luck!!!!! Please let us know how you get on....

Oysterbabe Mon 04-Jul-16 13:02:08

Ignore the terrible advice above, you need a bird before the cat.

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