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Can A Head Cold Make You Feel Dizzy
Yes: Viral upper respiratory infections "colds" usually cause nasal congestion and plugging of the eustachian tubes. This can result in unequal pressure in the middle ear space resulting in asymmetry of the balance signal to the brain. The net effect is dizziness, unsteadiness, light headed feeling, etc. Motion spinning vertigo can result if the virus attacks the inner ear nerve also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Can cold air give you a headache ? Like your head is constantly cold. And can making your head warm make your head headache feel better ? Or go away
Very common: A variety of external and internal factors can trigger a headache in certain individuals who may have a genetic or neurochemical predisposition to headache. External triggers such as weather-related changes, high humidity, high altitude, exposure to odors and sensory input such as glaring or flashing lights, sunlight and loud noises have all been implicated in headache, especially migraine. ...Read more
Can having a cold make you feel dizzy when you bend over or lay flat? I don't think it's bppv? What could it be?
Hi Healthworrier: Did you mean to say HealthWARRIOR? Yes, common colds can cause congestion and make you feel dizzy or lightheaded when bending over or laying flat. Have you had BPPV diagnosed before? What makes you sure it's NOT BPPV? Perhaps, your symptoms only came on with this latest Upper respiratory illness? Do you know what to do if it IS BPPV? Right- call the PPVC (Paroxysmal Positional Vigilance Cops)! ...Read more
Can a sinus infection make your head and face tingly? Also will it give you a throbbing headache when you first wake up?
Yes and yes: Sinus infection can cause enough inflammation to last for a while -- and with inflammation comes pain, swelling and dysfunction of other systems within the area. So headaches, tingling, facial swelling, orbital swelling, sinus congestion, drowsiness, fatigue/malaise are all symptoms you can get. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Queasy allergy: This would not be a typical allergy symptom but similar feelings may accompany other allergy symptoms. Abdominal cramping nausea or diarrhea and light headedness could be signs of an acute systemic allergic reaction to foods, bites, or sting anaphylaxis. Get a check up many things can cause these symptoms and it may be difficult to tell without an exam and possibly even a few tests or lab tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When you have a headache, you can sometimes feel "boom-boom" like feeling a heart beeping, what's happening?
Throbbing headache: These throbbing headaches are usually caused by the pulse wave from your heartbeat passing through the vessels of your brain. This may be a migraine headache causing this. Call your doctor for an examination to determine what kind of headaches you are having and get proper treatment for them. ...Read more
These go together: If you are suffering from all these symptoms at the same time, you are likely not taking in enough calories. When the body does not get enough nutrients and water, the eyes feel dry and/or tired, the relative drop in body water causes headaches, and the body tries to conserve energy by making you sleep. You should probably reassess the amount of calories that you are taking in. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Problems with allergies leading to congestion can cause middle and inner ear problems that can certainly lead to feeling dizzy. Also, extension of a sinus infection into the brain or middle ear can also cause dizziness, and these are very serious conditions. Don't ignore these symptoms - get evaluated and treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have bad sinus problems and you have a cold, can it make your face feel overly stuffy and pressure around your head and eyes?
Yes indeed: Sinuses shoul be full of air. If they fill with liquid, you develop those symptoms. ...Read more
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