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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brendan Rice
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Certainly can: An ear infection certainly can cause dizziness, though it is not the only possible cause. Dizziness, or vertigo, can occur from various conditions, so ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Dizziness: Yes an inner ear infection can cause pain and dizziness.
A 7-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
2 problems: It sounds like you could have at least 2 separate problems, one of which magnifies the other. Inner ear infections can cause dizziness, & anxiety can ... Read More
A 7-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Ear infection: Middle ear infections can cause pain and dizziness, and maybe a feeling of "brain fog" when acute. As you recover, these symptoms should subside. Mu ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Frequent combo: Yes an ear infection can cause these symptoms. You may need medical evaluation. Use of a decongestant may also help to reduce swelling and normalize e ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
50 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Inner ear: Usually tinnitus is a symptom of hearing loss, or damage to the inner ear. Wax in the ear canal can make tinnitus or ringing seem louder because you d ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Pain, hearing issue: In acute otitis there is pain, decrease hearing in kids fever, vomiting and sometimes abdominal pain. In chronic form it decrease in hearing might be ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
MIddle Ear: Yes. The 'balance" nerve runs though the middle of the ear and any ear infection can trigger dizziness, nausea and related symptoms.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: I believe it can. When an eardrum is red and inflamed it generates heat so to me it has always made sense that the ear infected side might have a high ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
20 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Treat the ear: Assuming you didn't have vertigo initially: if you have both an ear infection and vertigo, then it is very likely that the ear infection caused the v ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends on variables: The inner ear nerve is contained well within the strongest bone in the body away from direct contact with fluids or germs.However, a viral infection c ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience in Adolescent Medicine
Yes: Decreased hearing, noises in the ears and pain would be the most common symptoms. Drowsiness can occur with most illnesses.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
External otitis: Wearing ear plugs for long periods of time can lead to inflammation of the external ear canal skin. The ear plugs will not cause a middle ear infectio ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paula Harmon
14 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear infections : The ear infection can definitely go on simultaneously with mono. If your eardrum ruptures you will see blood and pus. IIf your hearing is down you w ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Eustachian Tube: A clogged ear with no infection or fluid in the ear is usually the result of a poorly functioning eustachian tube. This is the connection from the mid ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
? Mastoiditis : or inflammation of the bony area behind your ear, this is an extension if the middle ear infection. You need to see your doctor again or an ENT doctor ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Probably: But would need more info. You might benefit from use of a decongestant since it is possible there is fluid in the middle ear behind the eardrum which ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
37 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: If the swelling of the external ear canal from an outer ear infection is severe enough you can get a temporary hearing loss which can accentuate ringi ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Possible: Very unusual, though.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Olds
31 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Bacterial and viral : Ear infections are more common in children due to their anatomy and predisposition for upper respiratory infections. When the eustachian tube fails t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Headphones: Not usually. How loud do you have them set at? Any history of ear disease or eustachian tube dysfunction?
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vandana Kumra
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: The areas are connected by proximity and shared neurologic channels.
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