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The British cleaned ears with a cotton swab and earned a purulent inflammation of the brain. It is reported by news portal, Global News, citing a medical journal The British Medical Journal.
Who wished to remain anonymous 31-year-old man complained to his physician of severe pain in the left ear. The patient admitted that she was suffering from pain for ten days, and he started getting headaches, nausea and vomiting. The therapist prescribed him an antibiotic from an ear infection.
Pills did not help, the man had a seizure and was taken to the hospital. There the patient told doctors that a few days before hospitalization had difficulty remembering names and felt lost. The Briton added that the last five years of hearing left ear.
The patient did a CT scan and found his brain accumulation of pus in the ear canal foreign body. The man was diagnosed with necrotizing external otitis and subduralny abscess. The doctors decided to do surgery. During the procedure the doctor found that the cause of the pain became a piece of cotton wool.
Ten weeks after surgery, the patient feels well. According to doctors, he has no symptoms of neurological diseases, and he is not concerned about pain in the ear. CT showed that the intracranial abscess was gone.
The man promised that will no longer clean the ears with cotton sticks.
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