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Can an ear infection cause upset stomach?

Can an ear infection cause upset stomach?

Viral: Many ear infections are actually caused by viruses. These can cause a constellation of symptoms to include nausea. ...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 fungal ear infection cause headaches and upset stomach? I am on clotrimazole for 4 days and having pressure pain, numbness and headaches.

Can fungal ear infection cause headaches and upset stomach? I am on clotrimazole for 4 days and having pressure pain, numbness and headaches.

Not likely: Fungal ear infection does not cause headaches without severe ear pain first. It is more likely that you have migraine headache which very frequently causes nausea and vomiting which you are calling upset stomach. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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What does inner ear infection feel like? Can it cause lightheadedness, upset stomach, sob. Anxiety like symptoms?

What does inner ear infection feel like? Can it cause lightheadedness, upset stomach, sob. Anxiety like symptoms?

Depends: A inner or middle ear infection (media otitis) can cause a whole spectrum of symptoms. Fever, pain, loss of balance (as the inner ear is integral in how your body interprets positional changes). If your balance is thrown off, then it is likely that stomach upset and nausea would follow. It is something that should be treated asap, as it can rapidly cause lifelong loss of hearing or impairment. ...Read more

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How do you stop an upset stomach from ketones when you flushed all them out. My blood sugar is 210 it came down from 500+ and on top of this I have an ear infection.

How do you stop an upset stomach from ketones when you flushed all them out. My blood sugar is 210 it came down from 500+ and on top of this I have an ear infection.

Problems: Your blood sugar level at 210 is way too high and needs careful attention.
Your age is a critical issue.
If your diabetes levels are less than about 70-150 and you have started the meds before age 30, that is OK.
If your levels begin much later and your blood sugar is high you need even more attention.

I don't know your age or weight but you MUST see an Endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Can ear infection cause stomach pain and vomiting in a 2.5 yr old? Have been to urgent care and was surprised at diagnosis of ear infection.

Can ear infection cause stomach pain and vomiting in a 2.5 yr old? Have been to urgent care and was surprised at diagnosis of ear infection.

Not directly: Ear infections are one of the most common infection diagnoses in children. They can occur with or without related symptoms. In this case, it is likely the kid has an unrelated stomach virus.The ear infection was an incidental finding and may not have presented related symptoms for a few days if ever. ...Read more

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Can a baby (not a newborn) get more ear infections if he sleeps on his back or on his stomach?

Can a baby (not a newborn) get more ear infections if he sleeps on his back or on his stomach?

The real...: ...Risk factor is drinking while lying on her back. Sleeping position has little if anything to do with ear infections. ...Read more

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I have headaches, dizziness, and very sick to stomack if it is not inner ear infection, what could it be?

Anything: Your headaches could be coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, eye strain, teeth grinding, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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Can an ear infection cause bad hearing?

Can an ear infection cause bad hearing?

See below: You will have a conductive hearing loss because of the fluid behind the ear drum. Once the infection has resolved, your hearing will return. ...Read more

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Can an ear infection cause your jaw to hurt?

Can an ear infection cause your jaw to hurt?

Yes: Ear infections can be very painful. Often times, pain can radiate to neighboring parts of your body.
A bad ear infection can cause a headache, jaw pain, neck pain. ...Read more

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Can an ear infection cause neck soreness?

Ear infections: People generally refer to middle ear infections as "ear infections." outer ear infections are also fairly common. When an infection is present infected fluids travel by lymph vessels until they get to lymph nodes in the neck. These lymph nodes can become tender/sore causing neck soreness. Most of the time neck soreness is not present with ear infections. ...Read more

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Can an ear infection cause a wart or tumor?

Can an ear infection cause a wart or tumor?

Not likely: Ear infections do not predispose one to warts or tumors, although an untreated ear infection could cause an abscess which is tumor-like in its behavior. ...Read more

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Will an ear infection cause pain in the lower teeth?

Will an ear infection cause pain in the lower teeth?

Unrelated: I have never seen that happen in over 40 years of practice and while nothing is impossible, it is extremely unlikely. See your pcp or an ENT specialist for the ear infection and a dentist for the toothache. ...Read more

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Can an ear infection cause anxiety issues?

Can an ear infection cause anxiety issues?

Ear pain from infect: Please know that pain in general (in this case most likely due to the ear proper) does set one up for a generalized state of discomfort, and in a given indivudual, possible generation of anxiety, stemming from the infectious process or inflammatory process in the ear proper. The anxious state should dissapate with resolution of the primary otological problem. ...Read more

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Could an ear infection cause hearing lose?

Could an ear infection cause hearing lose?

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 can travel to the nerve and cause permanent hearing loss. The middle ear is subject to various viral or bacterial infections, with transient reduction unless chronic and untreated. The outer ear canal can swell with swimmers ear, with transient effect. ...Read more

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Can an ear infection cause a rash?

Yes: If the ear infection drains from the ear canal, it can spread to the ear and the skin around the ear. ...Read more

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Could an ear infection cause my jaw to hurt and feel locked?

Could an ear infection cause my jaw to hurt and feel locked?

Not sure: I'm not sure an ear infection could cause those symptoms. However, tmd (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) could cause symptoms of an ear ache or ear infection. The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is in close approximation to the ear. If there is inflammation going on around the joint it could be putting pressure on the ear. Jaw hurting and feeling locked are signs of tmd. I'd see a dentist. ...Read more

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Can bronchitis or an ear infection cause neck and back/shoulder pain? It seems to have just started, I've been sick for a week.

Can bronchitis or an ear infection cause neck and back/shoulder pain? It seems to have just started, I've been sick for a week.

Depends: Certainly if you are coughing a lot you can have muscle strain in your back and shoulder. However these symptoms can also come from pneumonia. You should see your doctor, . ...Read more

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Can an ear infection cause swollen tonsils?

Can an ear infection cause swollen tonsils?

Yes.: Any infection can cause the tonsils and adenoid tissue to enlarge. This should resolve in the next few weeks but could take several months for the tonsils to return to normal size. The other possibility is that enlarged adenoids (associated with the enlarged tonsils) caused the middle ear fluid and resulting ear infection. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection or an ear infection cause neck pain, more specifically, the lymph nodes? Is this a normal occurrence?

Can a sinus infection or an ear infection cause neck pain, more specifically, the lymph nodes? Is this a normal occurrence?

Yes: Infections in the head, including ear infections, sinus infections, and tooth infections, can lead to swelling of the lymph nodes and pain from the inflammation. They usually take a few days to a few weeks to fully resolve. Please see your doctor if they are especially large and painful - or if your neck hurts when you bend it toward your chest. ...Read more

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Will an ear infection cause a toothache?

Will an ear infection cause a toothache?

It definitely can: A variety of conditions can cause an earache and toothache, and the two symptoms are often related. In the case of a toothache, you can have referred pain to the ear and vice versa. See your dentist first to rule out tooth pain. ...Read more

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Could an ear infection cause dizziness?

Could an ear infection cause dizziness?

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 details about when it happens (at rest, right after getting up from sitting, with activity, etc.) can help make the diagnosis. I would definitely see a physician if you are having a vertigo or think you have an ear infection. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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Can an ear infection cause a red cheek on the same side of the same side of the ear infection?

Can an ear infection cause a red cheek on the same side of the same side of the ear infection?

Cellulitis?: The same infection could be spreading onto the face i.e. cellulitis. If you or whoever has this problem (your child?) is already being treated for it, maybe with an antibiotic, contact the doctor again and follow her advice. If not yet in care, or if any fever, see a doctor immediately -- including ER or urgent care if your regular doctor isn't available. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can an ear infection cause cervical lymph nodes to swell have two swollen for over month quite scared?

Can an ear infection cause cervical lymph nodes to swell have two swollen for over month quite scared?

Yes: Yes I agree dr. David schleimer, the cervical nodes may swell and may stay swollen for sometimes two or three months after the acute stage of ear infection is gone. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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


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 ...Read more