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can a head cold make you feel dizzy

A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
The: inner ear contains semicircular canals that may become inflamed and give you temporary dizziness when rotating the head. Common in many with strong he ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
You can't: You can't PREVENT a head cold and "prevent" is the wrong word because you already have the cold. All you can do is treat the symptoms. If you can't fi ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Satloff
39 years experience Pain Management
Some pathogen: some pathogen, bacteria or virus is causing the dizzyness in the ear or TM joint. See ENT
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
21 years experience Pediatrics
What a pain!: Depending on how long you haven't been feeling well and if you have thick colored mucous, you may be suffering from a sinus infection. If you have pa ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
See below : The congestion from a cold can build up in your sinuses which can cause pressure or a headache. If there is a fever with the cold, the fever can also ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible Dehydration: If you have a cold make certain you are drinking plenty of water or other liquids. Fever, sweating and rapid breathing make you lose fluids. Don't get ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Many: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Very common: A variety of external and internal factors can trigger a headache in certain individuals who may have a genetic or neurochemical predisposition to hea ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience Child Psychiatry
Probably: Pain, throbbing, lightheadedness during attack may cause you to feel "funny & sore" following attack. The final phase of migraine — known as postdrom ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Absolutely: Stress can make you feel dizzy especially when you hyperventilate (fast, shallow breathing). This provides for quick decrease in co2 saturation in the ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Hi Healthworrier: Did you mean to say HealthWARRIOR? Yes, common colds can cause congestion and make you feel dizzy or lightheaded when bending over or laying flat. Hav ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
Yes and yes: Sinus infection can cause enough inflammation to last for a while -- and with inflammation comes pain, swelling and dysfunction of other systems withi ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Marks
34 years experience Dentistry
Yes, maybe: You can get cold sores anytime but it seems like people get them when their immune system is compromised. If you get cold sores, you probably alrea ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Fogel
Dr. Guy Fogel answered
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Yes, neck sprains with discl and facet injury can cause headaches arising in the back of the head and radiating into the temple. Also there are sympto ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not likely: This is not expected in allergic diseases unless you are in the midst of an anaphylactic shock. Sometimes chronic sinusitis related to chronic nasal ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unknown: Although viral infection has been linked to transient vertigo, the virus has yet been identified.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Throbbing headache: These throbbing headaches are usually caused by the pulse wave from your heartbeat passing through the vessels of your brain. This may be a migraine ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience Clinical Psychology
Anxiety can cause: a variety of physical symptoms. It is important to check them out with you primary care physician 1st. If they cannot find a physical cause, speak to ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Possibly: I suggest you get checked out if you need reading glasses.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience Ophthalmology
These go together: If you are suffering from all these symptoms at the same time, you are likely not taking in enough calories. When the body does not get enough nutrie ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep deprivation: Refer to diagram on right also; try the sleep hygiene techniques.!
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Eustachian tube: With eustachian tube dysfunction you can get these symptoms. This can be a result if sinusitis. If it persists, see an ent.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes indeed: Sinuses shoul be full of air. If they fill with liquid, you develop those symptoms.
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