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Cockroach crawls into sleeping woman’s nose and gets stuck in her head

By Mason White 5:28 PM February 5, 2017
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By: William Martin

(Scroll down for video) A woman was rushed to a hospital after a cockroach crawled into her nose while she was asleep in her bed, according to doctors in India.

42-year-old Selvi of Injambakkam, said that she felt something tickling her nose in middle of the night.

She scratched her nose and went back to sleep. When she got up the next morning, she felt her eyes burning and itching in her head.

She soon realized that a cockroach crawled into her head in middle of the night. The woman’s son took her to a clinic, but doctors were unable to locate the bug.

She was then transferred to the Stanley Medical College Hospital, where doctors worked 45 minutes to remove the cockroach from her head.

Dr. M. N. Shankar, who is the head of the ENT department, said that the insect crawled between the woman’s eyes and was near her brain.

Shankar believes that the cockroach would have died in the woman’s head and caused a serious brain infection. Luckily, the insect was removed alive, and the woman was sent home without any injuries.