Q. What can happen if a small ant crawls inside the human body through nose or ear?

Answered by
Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on May 20, 2020
What is the worst thing that can happen if a small ant crawl in human body through nose or ear?

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Otolaryngology (E.N.T)
# Hi!

The worst thing that can happen to that creature is that it will die!
No insect after entering into nose can survive for a long time as it usually gets pushed into the stomach and gets killed due to the effect gastric juices. Yes, there are some organisms like worms which do survive the effect of gastric juices and can survive at the cost of the body.

An insect in the nose usually if alive can produce severe foreign body sensations and you would either sneeze it out, or if stuck seek an immediate medical help to get it out.

Once an insect goes into the nose or ear, the feeling that its still there is often psychological even when the insect would not be there.

I hope I have answered your query in detail.

Warm regards!

Was this answer helpful?

 | 

Also Read Answers From:

Comprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Related Questions & Answers


I have tonsil looking like a white build up with some veins on it. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a left tonsil that looks like a white build up with some veins on it. I recently was diagnosed with a jaw bone that was malaligned so I am wearing several appliances to get that back set in place. I recently went to an ENT and they put a scope down my nose and said my tonsils a...  Read Full »

Popular

Popular

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask an ENT Otolaryngologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.
Enter Your Health Query
You can upload files and images in the next step.

Fee:  

 


Disclaimer: All health Q&As published on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek the advice from your physician or other qualified health-care providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.