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Woman left with swollen lips after centipede bit her mouth as she slept

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A woman ended up with huge lips after a centipede crawled on her face and bit her on the mouth while she slept.

Nataly Galdino, 21, from São Vicente, Brazil, spent two days in hospital after waking up in “unbearable pain”.

Natalie shared the story of her “Angelina Jolie” lips with her followers on her Instagram.

Woman left with swollen lips after centipede bit her mouth as she slept

She said: “I was sleeping and, in the middle of the night, I felt something prick my upper lip and I saw that it was stuck to my blanket and the claw in my mouth, but as it was dark all I did was pull.

“I pulled and didn’t want to let go. I tried for five seconds, with unbearable pain and it wouldn’t come unstuck.

“I got out of bed, turned on the light, saw my cut mouth and the giant centipede on the deck.”

Woman left with swollen lips after centipede bit her mouth as she slept

Nataly was concerned because of the location of the bite around her mouth. As she was also suffering from shortness of breath, she decided to get medical attention after the bite on 11 October.

Nataly said the experience was “nerve-racking” as she didn’t know much about centipedes, whether the venom was poisonous or if she would die.

Woman left with swollen lips after centipede bit her mouth as she slept

“My mouth immediately started to swell and I ran to the hospital, there they medicated me with medicine for pain and allergy,” she said.

“I returned home and it took two days to deflate.”

Woman left with swollen lips after centipede bit her mouth as she slept

She is warning others that the creatures like humidity, so it’s important to look out for them around your home.

Although centipede venom can typically cause swelling and some pain it isn’t usually dangerous to humans.

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