Foreign Body – Spider in Ear

Foreign Body – Spider in Ear


A 5-year-old male presents to the pediatric clinic complaining of tickling and noise in his right ear.



The child has a spider in his ear canal.

The image shows a spider in the child’s ear.  2 ml of topical 1% xylocaine was instilled in the ear and allowed to dwell for 5 minutes. The ear was then irrigated and the spider was uneventfully flushed.


Wispr Digital Otoscope by WiscMed showing ear exam image of spider by Dr. Daniel Ostrovsky

Foreign Body – Spider