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Blister On Inner Ear
Usually not: If one tends to get fever blisters (oral herpes lesions) on her lips, and has had that happen more than once, then she already has antibodies circulating in her body (against that virus). These antibodies should prevent her from getting NEW infections (new locations) of the same herpes strain. However, one could have cold sores from Herpes 1, and then get new lesions at other places from Herpes 2. ...Read more
The inner ear refers to that part of the ear where mechanical sound energy is transferred to electrical signals that are then sent through nerves to the brain. It also refers to the part of the ear that assists in the regulation of balance. The inner ear includes the cochlea (hearing) and ...Read more
I've had fever blister since little now Iam worried it spread to brain inner ear this has me in panic mode?
Fever Blister: If it is always present - it might not be a fever blister. Is it involving your ear canal? See you have an anxiety disorder. Is this an issue that had been medically addressed? If your doctor does not find this to be particularly concerning would wonder if this is a obsessive fear. If yes, would address this issue with your therapist. ...Read more
I get fever blister once a year but now with having anxiety Iam afraid it will go to inner ear or eyes brain?
I have autoimmune inner ear disease and just finished a pack of steroids two days ago. Blood blister inside cheek just appeared tonight. Panic?
Dizziness: Dizziness can mean 1 of 2 things; lightheadedness & vertigo. Lightheadedness is feeling like you're about to faint or pass out & may get nauseated. It is relieved by lying down. It is not serious & usually is caused by drop of blood pressure or blood flow to head when u get up too fast. Vertigo is feeling like you or surroundings are moving, as if u r spinning or falling. It is most likely anxiety ...Read more
Middle ear?: It is not the inner ear that you are describing. And do you mean drinking alcohol or putting alcohol in the ear canal. Because your statement is rather non-specific, I am not sure I know what you mean. If you are saying does drinking alcohol cause a change in inner ear volume or pressure, I would say no. Also I do not know how much alcohol you consume. I think the brain would be more involved. ...Read more
Dizzy: Dizziness is one of those words that can mean different things to different people. Vertigo can have one cause and lightheadedness can have another. If you are lightheaded I would recommend seeing a doctor. Vertigo will usually resolvs on its own after a week or so but see a doctor if it continues. If you are lightheaded then I would recommend seeing a doctor soon. ...Read more
Dizziness: Dizziness can mean 1 of 2 things; lightheadedness & vertigo. Lightheadedness is feeling like you're about to faint or pass out & may get nauseated. It is relieved by lying down. It is not serious & usually is caused by drop of blood pressure or blood flow to head when u get up too fast. Vertigo is feeling like you or surroundings are moving, as if u r spinning or falling. It is most li ...Read more
Yes, ear problem:
Gives vertigo because the nerve input of position in the inner ear is giving a different input from the irritated ear than from both/either the non-infected ear and/or vision. The brain gets multiple inconsistent info on where it is.
Moving the head (classically lying down and turning the head to one side, and repeating it to the other side) causes the vertigo and the eyes to bobble (nystagmus). ...Read more
Inner ear infection: Hello. I think that you may be confusing a middle ear infection with an inner ear infection. Operating on ears for infection has become a rare necessity because of the many antibiotics and non surgical treatments we now have. Operating on the inner ear will sacrifice hearing and may cause a permanent balance disability. Check with your surgeon and maybe get a second opinion. Good luck ...Read more
Inner Ear: Loud noise damages the microscopic hair cells in the inner ear. This damage manifests itself as tinnitus. Only an extremely loud, concussive blast (like a bomb exploding) can rupture an eardrum. I've noticed you are asking many, many questions on tinnitus and hearing loss. You really need to see an ear specialist to examine your ears and do a hearing test. ...Read more
Isn't there: Those with inner ear issues do not by their diagnosis, need any middle fluid to be present. Inner ear disorders reflect an attack of the ear nerve, that usually comes through the bloodstream. Someone with inner ear disease can have incidental middle ear fluid and that may be visible. ...Read more
Depends: The answer depends on the severity of the infection and the bacteria or virus causing it. If truly with an accompanying inner ear issue, an antihistamine or decongestant medication, even one such as "antivert" (meclizine) may help with symptoms of dizziness, etc. And once treated with antibx if needed and meds as above, you should get better in a few days. If not, then see ENT dr. Good luck. ...Read more
Many causes: There are many causes of dizziness. Inner ear dizziness feels like spinning, and it can be dangerous but usually isn't. If it feels more like lightheadedness (faint) then dehydration or heart problems can be to blame. Many people just feel dizzy for no detectable reason. See a doctor to start figuring it out. ...Read more
Positional vertigo: This is an uncommon condition but it is the result of loss of bone surrounding the superior semicircular canal, a part of the balance mechanism of the inner ear. If you are having recurrent incapacitating true vertigo, an otologist (ear surgeon) can repair this problem. ...Read more
Can fluid get in inner ears like it can in middle ear? If so, how does dr diagnose inner ear fluid.
Middle vs inner?: Not sure what you mean here. The ear canal is open to the outside, so every time you bath, shower, swim, are in the rain, etc, fluid can enter the ear canal. The tympanic membrane[tm]) ear drum, stops any fluid from getting into the inner ear (which some people may call the middle ear). Using an otoscope, a dr. Can tell with reasonable certainty if "fluid" is behind the tm, and decide any tx needs. ...Read more
Would you know if you had inner ear problem or vertigo n would it last 5 yrs daily almost constant 24/7?
How does a vestibular migraine affect the inner ear? And can an vestibular migraine last a month non stop?
Strange condition indeed.
Unusual for it to last for longer than a few days, but certainly could recur, but a month of persistent symptoms is atypical and would wonder about something else.
Nobody really knows for sure how migraines affect the inner ear, but probably in the same way as they cause other neurological symptoms via some change in blood vessels or changes in neuronal activity. ...Read more
Random question. How do you know the difference between inner ear causing an off balance or the cerebellum?
By examination: By a trained professional looking in the ear and performing other tests on a direct examination. ...Read more