Girl's ear infested with giant ants' nest (video)

Girl's ear infested with giant ants' nest (video)

A 12-year-old girl with an ear irritation has baffled doctors - after they found an entire ants' nest inside her head.

Medics have so far extracted over 1,000 ants from Shreya Darji's ear, but they do not know how and why they continue to breed in there.

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Shreya, from Gujarat in India, noticed ants crawling out of her ear at school, up to around 10 a day.

Dr Jawahar Talsania (pictured below), 58, senior Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon in Gujarat, said: "We have conducted all possible scans on the child including an MRI and CT scan but they are all normal.

AHMEDABAD, INDIA � FEBRUARY 03, 2016: Doctors check ears of Shreya,12, through Laparoscopic camera which shows ants living inside her ears. At least 10 to 15 ants are emerging from her ears every day. She complained of irritation in her ear to her parents in August last year. Her father, Sanjay Darji took her for a check-up where the doctor removed around 9 to 10 ants from her ear. Pictures Supplied by : Cover Asia Press

"We cannot find any abnormality in her ears. She doesn't experience any kind of pain - despite the ants biting her - and no damage has been found to the eardrums.

"The family live a normal life and they have a healthy environment so we can't even blame their living conditions. We've not seen anything like this in our medical history. We are completely perplexed."

Girl's ear infested with giant ants' nest (video)

He added that they have tried to suffocate the ants with drops, adding: "We don't believe the ants are laying eggs inside the ear as we've not spotted a queen ant inside."

Her father Sanjay is extremely concerned about his daughter's condition.

He said: "I have done everything I can. I have taken her to the best doctors but they have failed to solve the problem.

"I'm worried about her future and how this will affect her studies. She is a brilliant child and she's already missed a lot of school.

AHMEDABAD, INDIA � FEBRUARY 03, 2016:  Dr Jawahar Talsania, a city-based ENT doctor says he has never found such a case during his practice of 32 years.Pictures Supplied by : Cover Asia Press

"Other children in her school and community are teasing her and it's already making her feel bad. I need this problem cured as quickly as possible before it affects her confidence in life."

Mr Darji is now praying for a miracle as he believes he has tried all medical avenues – even witch doctors - and nothing has worked.

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