'Swishing' in Missouri woman's ear was a poisonous SPIDER, doctors discover

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'Swishing' in Missouri woman's ear was a poisonous SPIDER, doctors discover Susie Torres thought she had water in her ear when she heard 'swishing' It lingered and she went to the doctor for help  A medical assistant found a brown recluse spider in her ear  Brown recluses are on of just four types of North American spiders with venom that's dangerous to humans - though only one or two deaths have occurred lately The spider was removed and Torres escaped un-bitten  

By Natalie Rahhal Deputy Health Editor For Dailymail.com

Published: 19:28 BST, 23 August 2019 | Updated: 19:28 BST, 23 August 2019

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A Missouri woman was horrified to find out the 'swishing' noise in her ear was the eight legs of a poisonous brown recluse spider. 

Susie Torres figured she'd gotten water in her left ear and when it wouldn't seem to come, she went to the doctor for help. 

A physician's assistant took one look in Torres's ear and called for backup. 

'She said, "I think you have an insect in there,"' as she went to get other health care workers, Torres told WIS10.

Luckily, the doctors managed to pull the spider out from Torres's ear without aggravating it into biting her - and only then did they let Torres in on what was really crawling around in her ear. 

Doctors in Missouri pulled a poisonous brown recluse spider (pictured) from Susie Torres's ear before the venomous arachnid could bite her

Doctors in Missouri pulled a poisonous brown recluse spider (pictured) from Susie Torres's ear before the venomous arachnid could bite her 

Even when the first medical assistant ran from the room, talking about an insect, Torres 'didn't panic because I didn't know what exactly was in there.' 

What was in there was not

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