How Curiosity (Almost) Killed The Cat Doctor

From a letter to the editor by Dr. Robert A. Lopez, in the September 1, 1993, issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. In the letter, Lopez, a veterinarian in Westport, New York, described the results of a number of experiments he had conducted to determine whether Otodectes cynotis, an ear mite usually found in cats and dogs, could also infest human beings.

After a search of the literature did not reveal any report of Otodectes cynotis infestation in human beings, I decided to become a human guinea pig. I obtained ear mites from a cat and confirmed by microscopic examination that they were Otodectes cynotis. Then I moistened a sterile cotton-tipped swab with warm tap water and transferred approximately one gram of ear mites from the cat’s ear to my left ear. Immediately, I heard scratching sounds, then moving sounds, as the mites began to explore my ear canal. Itching sensations then started, and all three sensations merged into a weird cacophony of sound and pain that intensified from that moment on. At first, I thought this wouldn’t and couldn’t last very long. However, as the day and evening wore on, I began to worry. The itching, or pruritus, was increasing. The sounds in my ear were becoming louder as the mites traveled toward my eardrum. I felt helpless. Is this the way a mite-infested animal feels?

For the next five hours, the mites were very active, and then their activity leveled off. There was still something definitely crawling about deep in my left ear, but the discomfort was bearable.

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When I went to bed at about 11:00 P.M., the mite activity increased incrementally so that by midnight the mites were very busy, biting, scratching, and moving about. By 1:00 A.M., the sounds were loud. An hour later, the pruritus was very intense. After two hours, the highest level of itching and scratching was attained. Sleep was impossible. Then, suddenly, the mites seemed to lessen their feeding activities, and I could sleep. Mite activity resumed at 7:00 A.M., with light noises and slight pruritus. This pattern was repeated: light mite activity during the day, with a slight increase from approximately 6:00 to 9:00 P.M., and then heavy mite activity from midnight to 3:00 A.M. This pattern of nighttime feeding made sleep, no matter how urgent, completely out of the question.

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By the second week, the intensity of the mite activity began to lessen. By the third week, the ear canal was filling up with debris, and I couldn’t hear out of my left ear. By the fourth week, mite activity was reduced by 75 percent, and I could feel mites crawling across my face at night. They never tried to enter my right ear, nor did they bite or cause itching anywhere else on my body. At the end of one month, I could no longer feel or hear any mite activity. However, my ear was completely filled with debris. For the first time, I cleansed my ear with swabs and warm-water flushings. Within one week, my left ear was clear of debris. By the sixth week, hearing was normal.

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I Beg To Differ … Football

The Liverpool supervisor Expenses Shankly once stated: ‘Some persons think soccer is a subject of existence and death … I could assure them it really is a lot more serious than that.’ No one could ever say that about rugby.

Football (never soccer) is simply the best game in the world. It offers a unifying language, it inspires passion from Bamako to Buenos Aires and Bombay to Bucharest. Even Japan fell in love with David Beckham during the 2002 World Cup and everyone loves the Germans after last year’s tournament. As for the Rugby World Cup–who really truly cares? When England won, the crowds in Trafalgar Square seemed like a big deal, and of course it will be the same should we miraculously win on Saturday, but that was a tea party compared to what would happen if we’d brought home football’s equivalent. Useful tips, article for your house


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The Officer’s Pledge: To Serve and Deflect?

On a recently available night time, as I walked with my 5-year-old son into the park near our home, I encountered one of our neighbors. I don’t know him that well, but I have noticed him in the park many times with his grandchildren, and I’m sure we exchanged names once long ago. I’ve lived in this neighborhood for 16 years, having moved in this article when I started out my job as a officer. A lot of my neighbors understand that I operate for the Madison Law enforcement Department, so that it had not been surprising if you ask me that the neighbor I likely to simply go by in the recreation area that night time knew I proved helpful in police.


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The Benefits of Breastfeeding for Your Baby

When you are waiting for the arrival of your baby, there are a lot of things that you need to prepare beforehand. To be more specific, you need to buy a lot of baby gear such as stroller or cribs. You also need to look for various reviews of a particular product before you decide to buy them. For instance, you can look for the best pack and play for your little one.

Besides shopping for the appliances and gear that will support with in the process of nursing and caring for your baby, you also need to obtain a lot of information and knowledge about the baby and how to care for him as well.

As a new parent, you will sure be overwhelmed with tons of sources of knowledge about how to feed your baby or how to sooth a crying baby. No matter what advice or tips that you might receive, there is one certain advice that you will hear over and over again without anyone trying to deny it. The advice is keep breastfeeding your baby for at least 6 first month of his life.