Possible Ear Parasites
by Dante Carrillo
(Saltillo, Coahulia, Mexico)
Beach Ear Parasite Caught At South Father Island
Hello, I have a question about possible ear parasites...
I have a patient who claims that after she went to the beach at South Father Island that she started to hear a sound in her ear that she describes like an engine roaring.
The sound is smooth on the morning and aggravates through the day, having it's peak every night over the past 5 months.
She went with ORL doctors that treated it like an otitis, without results, and sent her having ear test, except for MRI or CT, all of which resulted normal.
She's had a lot of medications including antibiotics and neuromodulators without any improvement.
Last week the husband referred that he approached his ear to his wife's ear and he could also hear the sound. So I checked it with my stethoscope and could also hear it. Though it was in the morning, when apparently it's weaker.
With all the data I suspect that the etiology could be parasitic, given the fact that she's a healthy 50 year old woman without any neurological history.
I've been looking over the internet for a case similar without any good result. Hope you can help her.