When a roach gets inside of a person's ear it can scratch or puncture the eardrum or lead to an ear infection. Roaches are the bugs that crawl into people's ears most often.Continue Reading
Roaches crawl into people's ears because they like to squeeze into small spaces. The bugs often crawl inside people's ears during the night because they prefer to explore in the dark. If a roach or any other type of insect gets inside of a person's ear, they should not place their finger inside to try to remove it, states the National Institutes of Health.
Turn the head so that the affected side is facing up to allow the insect inside the ear to either fly or crawl out. If the insect doesn't crawl out of the ear on its own, pour mineral oil, olive oil or baby oil inside the ear. Pull the ear lobe backward and upward gently while pouring the oil inside the ear, or backward and downward when pouring the oil into a child's ear. The oil should suffocate any bug that is inside and cause it to float out as the oil runs out of the ear. Medical attention should still be sought even if the bug is removed from the ear because small insect parts may be left behind. Any insect parts that are left inside of the ear can lead to irritation of the skin inside the ear and the ear canal.Learn more about Insect & Animal Bites
Ears pop when there are pressure differences between the outside and inside of the eardrum, notes Andrew Weil, M.D. Most commonly, this happens when air pressure changes during an airplane flight or a dive underwater. The medical term for this popping is barotrauma if the eardrum encounters damage.Full Answer >
Grasping a tick with tweezers where its mouth meets a person's skin usually removes it from the human body, according to Mayo Clinic. Do not remove ticks with rubbing alcohol, fingernail polish, petroleum jelly or a cigarette lighter. These methods may not remove the tick completely.Full Answer >
According to the Center for Disease Control, head lice are spread by head-to-head contact with a person that is already infested. Such contact is common with children while they play at home, school or sporting events. Sharing clothing is another common method of spreading lice, especially hats, scarves, hair ribbons, barrettes, combs and brushes. Lice may also pass through the sharing of toys, such as stuffed animals.Full Answer >
Apply a medicated shampoo, lotion or cream specially formulated to eradicate head lice to the head as soon as possible after it is confirmed a person has lice, explains KidsHealth. Remove any eggs, called nits, by combing through the hair using a fine-tooth comb.Full Answer >