This is the moment a mum found a spider’s nest inside her ear after feeling a ‘scratchy’ pain for weeks.
Lucy Wild has been left ’emotionally scarred’ after making the discovery using a Smartbud camera, after wrongly believing the pain was due to a build up of wax.
The 29-year-old had pulled a spider from her ear just three weeks earlier but was still shocked to find it had left a nest behind – which she said looked like something out of a sci-fi film.
She said: ‘It was like something out of Stranger Things. It looked like you were going into the upside down.
‘I don’t know what it left in my ear that was black but maybe it cut my ear – I know some spiders have babies on their legs and back.
‘I was very confused as to how it even got in there, how does spider get in your ear and you not know about it – I was petrified thinking there might be another one.’
Lucy, from Sale, Cheshire, first noticed an unusual feeling in her ear in mid-October.
The mum-of-three was shocked to discover a spider had taken up residence in her ear and using olive oil managed to flush it out.
She thought the ordeal was over – but weeks later she began to feel pain in her ear again.
And when she used the Smartbud to look again, she found the inside of her ear was covered in a black substance.
The pain was heavy..
She said: ‘At the appointment as soon as he saw the video and looked inside my ear he said he’d never seen it before.
‘He said yes, it is a spider’s nest, you’ll have to deal with the pain because I need to get this out of your ear.
‘I actually vomited while he was doing procedure it was that painful – it was the most excruciating pain I’ve ever felt.
‘I’d rather go through childbirth or a c-section again.
‘When I got home I had another look can still see a bit in there but it’s been swabbed so we’re waiting to see what comes back in two weeks.’