Gruesome video shows dozens of 'MUSHROOMS' growing in a woman's ear

Mail Online | 9/10/2019 | Alexandra Thompson Senior Health Reporter For Mailonline
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A gruesome video shows dozens of 'mushrooms' growing in a woman's ear.

The unnamed woman went to see her doctor in Dien Bien Province, Vietnam, when her ears became itchy and painful.

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The medic, who is also anonymous, used an endoscope to check inside her ear canal.

This revealed dozens of black spores, resembling mushrooms, which were quickly removed. It is unclear how the patient is doing.

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The doctor believes the woman's fungal infection was triggered by an infestation of 'bad' bacteria.

Bad bacteria reduces the number of 'good bugs' in a person's outer ear. Good bacteria help fight off fungi, which people come into contact with every day and do not usually cause a problem.

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David Bowdler - an ear, nose and throat specialist at London Bridge Hospital - previously told MailOnline the growth of 'mushrooms' in the ear canal is a 'classic ear infection'.

Speaking of a similar case, he said: 'It's a fungal infection of the external ear canal, called aspergillus niger.

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'It could muffle the hearing and just...
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