A Vietnamese doctor examining a patient complaining of painful and itchy ears was surprised to discover dozens of small “mushrooms” growing in a man’s ears, according to Newsflare.
Using an endoscope, the doctor, Cuong in Ha Noi, found the nearly inch-long fungi — causing inflammation and his uncomfortable symptoms — growing just above the eardrums.
Dr. Coung quickly removed them and told the patient it would take a few days for his ears to recover.
The patient had likely transferred the fungi into his ear after sharing ear hygiene equipment with others, according to Cuong.
A video of the mushrooms was captured with the patient’s permission.