She heard a scratching noise in her ears. What happened next is truly terrifying.

brain maggots

Before we start, is anyone eating any food? Or planning on eating any food during the reading of this article?

If you are, we’re going to have to ask you to hold off for a couple of minutes, because this story is really not mealtime entertainment.

A British woman has discovered that her brain was infested with maggots after returning from a holiday in Peru. The woman, whose name was Rochelle, went to her doctor complaining of blocked and pained feelings on the sides of her head as well as a scratching sound in her inner ear, only to learn that the weird scratching sounds she had been hearing were actually maggots making their way about the inside of her brain.

brain maggots
Maggots. In your BRAIN.

You have permission to vomit now.

She has no idea how they got in there, although she does remember dislodging a fly from her ear at one point….

Like, could you imagine? You’re feeling a bit blocked on the side of your head, so you head down to the doctor to get your ear syringed while muttering to yourself, “Gee, I bet I could have done this myself with a Swisspers.”

And then: BAM! Brain maggots.


But, how do you get brain maggots out of your brain? We’re so glad you asked.

Via Death and Taxes:

The doctors first attempted to flush out the maggots with olive oil. After that failed, they resorted to surgery, removing a total of eight maggots from her head. Harris explains,

“It was the longest few hours that I have ever had to wait… I could still feel them and hear them and knowing what those scratching sounds were, and knowing what that wriggling feeling was, that just made it all the worse.”

Olive oil? This woman has freaking maggots inside of her brain and you’re trying to dress a salad? No wonder these were the longest hours of her life – the medical professionals in charge of the situation were trying to fight off a super race of brain maggots with a bottle of Extra Virgin!

For goodness sake.

Anyone else’s ears feeling a little blocked?





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