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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

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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

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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