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Doctors Find Cockroach Living In Woman's Skull After She Had 'Crawling Sensation'


A 42-year-old woman visited the Stanley Medical College and Hospital in Chennai, India, last week, after she woke up with an "itchy, crawling sensation" in her nasal cavity that was causing a lot of pain. 

At first, doctors believed it was a cold or a nasal growth, but after a third hospital visit with the same symptoms, they decided to use a nasal endoscopy to find out what was wrong. The cause of the pain? A large and very much alive cockroach resting on her skull in between her eyes, according to Dr M N Shankar, head of the department.