Fish stuck in Pudukai boy’s nose removed after 3-hour process

In a strange incident, a fish that entered a boy’s nostrils when he was taking a swim in a farm well in Pudukkottai district, remained alive until doctors removed it from the Class 7 student, who was until then suffering in pain, after a three-hour-long ‘operation’.
(Right) Arul undergoing medical procedure to have the fish removed; the fish that stuck (left)
(Right) Arul undergoing medical procedure to have the fish removed; the fish that stuck (left)

Thiruchirapalli

According to sources, S Arul Kumar (12) of Mannavelampatti near Annavasal in Pudukkottai went for a bath along with his friends in a farm well near his house on Tuesday evening.

Arul then sensed that something had entered his nose, and soon developed severe pain.

He was then rushed to the Annavasal GH around 10 pm and the duty doctor, Kathiravan, who checked the boy’s nostrils, confirmed a fish being stuck inside Arul’s nose.

After nearly three hours, the doctor removed a live ‘tilapia’ fish from the boy’s nose, but it died soon after.

The doctor observed thatthe trapped fish could have even caused a threat to Arul’s life. The boy after an hour’s medical observation wassent home.

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