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Can a sinus infection cause motion sickness

A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sometimes: The presence of any infection can affect your sense of balance and lead to dizziness/imbalance.
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: The sinus infection and cause of it can lead to fluid or inner ear infection causing motion sickness.

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Ear infections: This is a serious problem that you should be working with an ENT specialist. Chronic infections can be quite serious, and home remedies are not power ... Read More
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Osteopathic massage: Some osteopathic physicians know how to drain the fluid naturally through the eustachian tube. This gentle massage can be performed by a family member ... Read More
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Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not an infection: You are describing meniere's syndrome not an ear infection. Meniere's syndrome is classically defined as intermittent tinnitus, vertigo and hearing lo ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: Yes, the bacteria are activating your immune system and the lymph nodes swell when they increase production of white blood cells to fight the infectio ... Read More
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Dr. Joel Piehl
50 years experience Periodontics
Yes: The lymph system system in the neck is affected by the oral region. You should not ignore this.
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Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Entire time: Consider yourself contagious the entire illness. Viral contagion can start couple days before symptoms start. Be sure it's really a infection & no ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Sinus infection: No your symptoms are not part of the healing process. See your doctor to rule an infection in your chest or ears.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sx's: With an upper respiratory infection - more than one area can be affected. I would seek prompt medical attention if you are having trouble breathing. T ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Let your dr know: Referred pain patterns from the sinuses can go to different parts of the head / scalp. It's best to contact your doctor and let them know what you're ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Absolutely.: This is not an uncommon finding. If your symptoms persist you should be evaluated as you may need antibiotic treatment as well as decongestants and an ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Teal
29 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: A condition called vertigo can follow a viral illness and cause transient balance problems/ dizziness that resolves over time.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Sinusitis: An infection in the nasopharynx can certainly spread to the middle ear for otitis media and ultimately labyrinthitis. It will likely respond to the sa ... Read More

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