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Doctors find brown recluse spider in Missouri woman's ear

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  • Susie Torres was first assessed by a medical assistant who believed some kind of insect was in her ear.

    The medical staff used several tools to extract the spider from her ear and informed her it was a venomous brown recluse.

    "Just why, where, what and how? I never thought that they would crawl in your ear or any part of your body," said Torres.

    Torres described the sound the bug made as a swooshing almost like when water is stuck in your ear.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Bown recluse spiders are usually found in workplaces with secluded, dry, sheltered areas such as underneath structures logs, or in piles of rocks or leaves."

    Bown recluse bites can be painful and do require medical attention if bitten. Symptoms can include chills, fever, and nausea.
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