More than THOU­SAND ants re­moved from girl’s ears ...Celebrates af­ter in­fes­ta­tion fi­nally dries up

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An In­dian girl who had more than a thou­sand ants re­moved from her ears with ten emerg­ing every day is cel­e­brat­ing af­ter the in­fes­ta­tion fi­nally dried up.

Shreya Darji, from Deesa, in Gu­jarat, west­ern In­dia, was blighted by the in­sects af­ter doc­tors found them nest­ing in her drum canal.

Ex­perts said they tried ev­ery­thing to ex­tract the ants and were pulling hun­dreds of them out of the 12-year-old's ear at the peak of the prob­lem.

But six months later, the young­ster is now liv­ing a nor­mal life once again af­ter the crea­tures mys­te­ri­ously dis­ap­peared.

Her fa­ther, who had con­sulted a se­ries of doc­tors, be­lieves divine in­ter­ven­tion helped to solved the prob­lem.

San­jay Darji, 40, who runs a small tele­vi­sion re­pair busi­ness, told the Times of

In­dia: 'I think it is the grace of our de­ity which helped my lit­tle daugh­ter.'

His re­lieved daugh­ter added: 'Ear­lier, it was painful be­ing a kid who has ears in­fested with ants, but now I can have all the fun.

'The big ants used to crawl out of my ears with­out warn­ing, whether I was at school or play­ing with friends. The ants made my life so dif­fi­cult. It also scared my friends to see ants crawl­ing out of my ears.

'But, now ev­ery­thing is fine, and I am much re­lieved. I can now play with my friends and en­joy my hol­i­day at my ma­ter­nal un­cle's place.'

Shreya's prob­lem first started as an ir­ri­ta­tion in her ear in Au­gust last year, and when she vis­ited her lo­cal hospital, doc­tors found the ants in­side her ear canal.

A video filmed with an en­do­scopic cam­era showed a doc­tor re­mov­ing what ap­pears to be dead ants from her ear.

At the time, her des­per­ate par­ents said they had tried ev­ery­thing, from tra­di­tional med­i­cal aids to witch doc­tors, but the ants keep emerg­ing from her ears.

And Dr Jawa­har Tal­sa­nia, 58, se­nior Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) sur­geon, in Gu­jarat, said: 'We have con­ducted all pos­si­ble scans on the child in­clud­ing an MRI and CT scan but they are all nor­mal. We can­not find any ab­nor­mal­ity in her ears. ' Culled from dai­ly­

Ant farm:When Shreya vis­ited her lo­cal hospital, doc­tors found the ants in­side her ear canal.

Itchy, itchy: Shreya Darji, 12, from Deesa, west­ern In­dia, has around ten live ants crawl out of her ears daily.

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