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A 18-year-old female asked:

Why do allergies cause dizziness?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Raymond Schneider
47 years experience
Yes they can: Allergies can interfere with normal nasal and ear function which then causes a problem with a structure known as semicircular canals. These are part of the ear and help tell your brain where your head is located.
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Allergies: Allergies can cause dizziness if your nose is congested. You need a nasal spray or see an allergist for adequate control of your allergies.

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A 80-year-old male asked:

Can allergies cause dizzyness?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Yes possible: but first see your doctor to rule out other serious problems for dizziness before you visit allergy specialist .
A 44-year-old member asked:

Can allergies cause you dizziness & fatigue ?

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Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Possibly: People with allergies frequently experience fatigue and may also experience dizziness. However these symptoms can occur with many conditions. See a doctor for proper evaluation and treatment.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Do seasonal allergies cause dizziness?

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Dr. Sean McGhee
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Possibly: Occasionally, dizziness and vertigo might happen in conjunction with seasonal allergies, but it is not likely unless the allergy symptoms are very prominent (i.e. Itching, watery eyes, running nose, itching nose and throat, sneezing, nasal congestion), and even then, it's not common. You should not assume that the dizziness is from allergies without an evaluation.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What causes allergies?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Genes + environment: Noses run in families - if both parents have allergies the chance that their child will be allergic is 80%. If neither parent is allergic the child's risk is10%. Exposure to urban pollutants like diesel exhaust, cigarette smoke, & antibacterial hand cleansers upset the ecological balance between our immune system & beneficial microorganisms. With both factors present allergy is more likely.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can allergies cause a fever and dizziness?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Not typically: Allergies can cause significant congestion, and sometimes if that congestion occurs within the ear, sufferers may feel slightly dizzy. But allergies should not cause fevers, and the two symptoms together seem like a different cause is at work. It's possible that allergies are underlying an infection, e.g. Sinus infection. If persistent, this would need evaluation.

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