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Man Comes To Doctor With Excruciating Ear Pain - What He Pulls Out? Disgusting

A man went to his doctor complaining of ear pain, but chances are he never expected this to be the cause.

A video of a tick being removed from the ear canal has become the latest stomach churning video to go viral. The clip goes for 1 minute 29 seconds and shows the horrifying moment an ENT doctor pushes a tiny camera into the ear canal and sees a swollen tick next to the ear drum. Luckily, the skilled doctor was able to use a tweezing instrument to remove the disgusting parasite. Experts have warned viewers not to attempt the procedure at home as incorrect removal of a tick can increase your chance of being infected by transmitted bacteria.

Only days before the video started going viral, 44-year-old Matt Dawson, a former Rugby captain for England, revealed that a tick had bitten him and infected him with Lyme disease. Lyme disease is transmitted via a bacterium called Borrelia and black-legged ticks are the most common transmitter.

If it is discovered early, Lyme Disease can be effectively treated with oral antibiotics. However, due to the delayed spread of the disease, it is usually undetected until its symptoms reach the chronic stage. Some of the mid-late symptoms of Lyme disease are: hair loss, headaches, stiffness or aches in the joints and muscles, tingling, unexplained dental issues and episodic facial paralysis. Inflammation of the heart and memory problems begin to manifest in the later stages of Lyme disease and if left untreated, the disease can become deadly.

When Mr. Dawson began suffering from intense headaches and sluggishness, he had no idea what was wrong with him. “I felt awful, I had a splitting headache and could barely get off the couch. I ached all over,” he recalled. However, when Mr. Dawson approached medical professionals, he was assured that nothing was wrong with his health. After two doctors brushed over his concerns, the former English captain was sent home.

Luckily, mandatory blood tests returned positive for a range of Lyme disease indicators and Mr. Dawson was quickly taken to the Royal Brompton Hospital in London. However, because it had taken so long to get diagnosed, Mr. Dawson’s case of Lyme disease had progressed quite far. Because of the delay, the Borrelia bacteria began to affect Mr. Dawson’s heart muscle – a complication known as Lyme carditis. After several heart operations and more than 18-months of intensive treatment, Mr. Dawson’s heart rate fell to a normal level. Nevertheless, he will require regular check-ups for the rest of his life.

Public health services in the U.K. are increasingly concerned that Lyme disease cases are on the rise. Experts on the disease have even warned that it could be classified as an epidemic within the next 10 years. According to Public Health England, approximately 3,000 cases of Lyme disease are registered every year. However, a charity that focusses on the disease, Caudwell Lyme, have slammed this figure as shockingly inaccurate and cautioned that the real number could be as high as 45,000 cases a year.

Source: Daily Mail
Photo: YouTube

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