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Can an untreated inner ear infection last almost 2 years and cause nausea/being off balance?

Can an untreated inner ear infection last almost 2 years and cause nausea/being off balance?

Balance: It would be unlikely for you to have an ear infection for 2 years. There are numerous causes for feeling "off-balance". Are your symptoms everyday? Are there times when it is better/worse? Have you seen a doctor over the past 2 years for this? Need more info prior to being able to give accurate assessment. Either see your PCP or have a live consult via HealthTap to start. ...Read more

Ear Infections (Definition)

There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...Read more


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Can inner ear infection only cause short dizzy spells without nausea?

Can inner ear infection only cause short dizzy spells without nausea?

Not necessarily: If by inner ear infection you mean otitis media then ear pain is the main symptom but occasionally there may be dizziness but it would unusual to have nausea ...Read more

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What to do if I have experienced dizziness and nausea for the past 2 days, is it ear infection?

What to do if I have experienced dizziness and nausea for the past 2 days, is it ear infection?

Not necessarily: Many causes for dizziness and nausea. Not all are ear infections. Position changes, pregnancy, and roller coasters can produce these symptoms, for example. A history and physical exam by a doctor can help out with why you are having this. ...Read more

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I'm currently feeling dizziness and nausea due to ear infection. Anything I can do to relieve this?

I'm currently feeling dizziness and nausea due to ear infection. Anything I can do to relieve this?

Treat ear infection: When ear has an infection your balance and dizziness are affected. This can lead to nausea and vomiting. Go to doctor get it treated. Antiemetics and dizziness medication can mask the symptoms of dizziness and nausea, but will not solve the problem. Infection clears, dizziness and nausea are expected to clear too. Meclizine (OTC for dizziness), antiemetics are prescribed by doctor. ...Read more

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How can you stop nausea from inner ear infection?

How can you stop nausea from inner ear infection?

See otolaryngologist: Please see otolaryngologist for specific treatments of your nausea related to inner ear problems. ...Read more

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I have tons of ear infections, nausea a lot and equilibrium out of whack a lot throughout the year 3 wks now I've felt like hairs are crawling. Help?

I have tons of ear infections, nausea a lot and equilibrium out of whack a lot throughout the year 3 wks now I've felt like hairs are crawling. Help?

Otolaryngologist: Is whom you need to see, you have problems with middle ears and inner ears. For the equilibrium your inner ears are responsible and are affected by different mechanisms, as for the repeated infections, other causes like smoking, or being around smokers, upper airway allergies or immune problems might be the cause. Good luck ...Read more

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Dr didn't say anything about ear infection, just that I have a ton of fluid in right ear. Also have vertigo and some nausea. Does fluid = infection?

Usually does: One of the tests for ear infection is failure of the eardrum to move normally with a puff of air suggesting fluid. It sounds like your doctor saw evidence for fluid but did not think it rose to the level to be concerned about infection. Your vertigo and nausea, however, suggest otherwise and I recommend you return for a re-look. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing nausea, body aches, headaches, and ear infection? What would be that?

I'm experiencing nausea, body aches, headaches, and ear infection? What would be that?

Lots of things: Symptoms like these are best evaluated in person by your physician. Based on the findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. A viral infection could cause the symptoms you are experiencing, and this is very common. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Ear Infection (Definition)

Collection of purulent fluid behind tympanic membrane- many times secondary to nasal congestion/ viral uri- that can cause bulging of tympanic membrane, pain, redness or distortion of typical anatomic landmarks of membrane, poor mobility of membrane ultimately, tm can perforate or rupture with subsequent drainage of fluid into the ear canal. May take months for fluid from ...Read more


Dr. Shari Jackson
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more