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Can an inner ear infection cause dizzyness and sleeplessness?

Can an inner ear infection cause dizzyness and sleeplessness?

Sure: An inner ear infection can also cause inflammation of the semi-circular canals (the parts of the inner ear that sense your position in space). Once these get irritated, you can get dizzy. This can also affect how well you sleep. Rest, move slowly and return to see your physician if things are not improving in the next 2-3 days. Feel better! ...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 inner ear disorders cause dizziness?

Can inner ear disorders cause dizziness?

Yes: Your inner ear is responsible for balance and hearing. Any condition affecting the inner ear can affect these two fucntions. ...Read more

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Can outer ear infection cause ringing in ears?

Can outer ear infection cause ringing in ears?

Inner ear: Usually tinnitus is a symptom of hearing loss, or damage to the inner ear. Wax in the ear canal can make tinnitus or ringing seem louder because you do not hear outside sounds as well. Best to consult with your otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Can mold cause inner ear problems or middle ear problems?

Can mold cause inner ear problems or middle ear  problems?

Not typically: The middle ear and inner ear are generally inaccessible to mold pathogens., unless there is something unusual about your anatomy. Bacteria and viruses are the general troublemakers in those areas. Mold and yeast infections are very common in the outer ear. ...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 otitis media infection in middle ear cause drowsiness and hearing problems?

Can otitis media infection in middle ear cause drowsiness and hearing problems?

Yes: Decreased hearing, noises in the ears and pain would be the most common symptoms. Drowsiness can occur with most illnesses. ...Read more

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Inner ear pressure leading to dizziness. What can cause this?

Inner ear pressure leading to dizziness. What can cause this?

See an ENT doc: This could be meniere's disease. There are 4 symptoms that characterize this: intermittent verigo associated with pressure in the ear, ringing in the ear, and hearing loss. The episodes last less than 24 hours and are recurrent. You should see an ENT doc to accurately diagnose your condition. ...Read more

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Can an outer ear infection cause ringing in the ears?

Can an outer ear infection cause ringing in the ears?

Yes: If the swelling of the external ear canal from an outer ear infection is severe enough you can get a temporary hearing loss which can accentuate ringing in the ears. The ringing of the ears should be evaluated if the ringing persists once the outer ear infection has resolved. ...Read more

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Can ear infection cause pain on head?

Can ear infection cause pain on head?

Yes: Ear infections can cause headaches, but they can also produce other complications. It is always best to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause vertigo brsides sinus inflammation or inner eae infection?

What can cause vertigo brsides sinus inflammation or inner eae infection?

Many things: Labyrinthitis, or inflammation of the semicircular canals (balance centers), is a common problem. It is usually a viral condition that is self limiting. Other causes of vertigo include Meniere's disease, benign growths on cranial nerve #8, carotid artery conditions, and other intracranial processes. If it persists, then see your physician to discuss ...Read more

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Can a plugged ear cause dizziness?

Can a plugged ear cause dizziness?

Hmmm: Ear wax impaction does not typically cause dizziness, but have your ENT remove it just in case. They may be able to help with the dizziness even it it isn't related to the plugged ear. ...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 boil in ear cause dizziness?

Can boil in ear cause dizziness?

Usually, no; but may: A boil in the ear (skin of the ear canal) , a furuncle, can be painful, but would usually not cause vertigo (spinning). While vertigo can be interpreted as 'dizziness' , 'dizziness' is a very vague/nonspecific symptom. The pain of an ear canal boil/furuncle could cause lightheadedness. Recommend medical exam (e.g. Ent or otology md), for evaluation & possible incision/drainage and antibiotics. ...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 ear infections cause hearing loss?

Can ear infections cause hearing loss?

Yes: Not only can untreated ear infections cause temporary hearing loss, but if the ear does not heal, even if treated, may cause problems. That is why it is very important for your physician to follow the problem until it is healed. ...Read more

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Can an ear infection cause neck soreness?

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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Could undetected inner ear infection cause delirium ?

Could undetected inner ear infection cause delirium ?

Depends: Development of delirium in a person depends on several factors including age and other illnesses that a person has. Best to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can inner ear infection cause dizzy, muscle tension brain fog and then anxiety. I believe i was misdiagnosed with anxiety disorder given wrong meds?

Can inner ear infection cause dizzy, muscle tension brain fog and then anxiety. I believe i was misdiagnosed with anxiety disorder given wrong meds?

Ear infection: Middle ear infections can cause pain and dizziness, and maybe a feeling of "brain fog" when acute. As you recover, these symptoms should subside. Muscle tension and anxiety are not usually features of ear infections, and could be features of generalized anxiety disorder or possibly others. "brain fog" is a very encompassing term, and needs further exploration. ...Read more

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Can an inner ear infection cause dizzyness and sleeplessness?

Sure: An inner ear infection can also cause inflammation of the semi-circular canals (the parts of the inner ear that sense your position in space). Once these get irritated, you can get dizzy. This can also affect how well you sleep. Rest, move slowly and return to see your physician if things are not improving in the next 2-3 days. Feel better! ...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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Will an inner ear infection cause dizziness sleeplessness some confusion plus overloaded at work stress and feeling anxiety. What should I do ?

Will an inner ear infection cause dizziness sleeplessness some confusion plus overloaded at work stress and feeling anxiety. What should I do

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2 problems: It sounds like you could have at least 2 separate problems, one of which magnifies the other. Inner ear infections can cause dizziness, & anxiety can produce dizziness too. Work stress and feeling overloaded may increase anxiety as well. Your family doctor can surely treat your ear infection, but a psychiatrist and/or psychologist can provide more focused evaluation & treatment of anxiety. ...Read more

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What could cause dizziness, lack of sleep, some confusion, very anxious, migrains. Had inner ear infection loss of hearing yrs ago. Feeling frustrated?

What could cause dizziness, lack of sleep, some confusion, very anxious, migrains. Had inner ear infection loss of hearing yrs ago. Feeling frustrated?

Multiple Symptoms: It is important to see your doctor to assess your medical conditions, then consult a mental health professional who can help you with your anxiety and how to reduce your overall tension levels. Try to use the anti anxiety app for daily supportive help. My best. ...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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I was diagnosed with viral inner ear infection, is there anything i can do to help with dizziness etc?

I was diagnosed with viral inner ear infection, is there anything i can do to help with dizziness etc?

Time: This should improve over time but it may take a few days, sometimes even a couple of weeks. Medications for motion sickness may help as well. ...Read more

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Taking phenrgan for viral inner ear infection. Does that help with dizziness or should I be taking something else? Other things do to help?

Could be useful.: Phenergan (promethazine) is an antihistamine-antinausea medication. Rx Antivert or otc Meclizine have also found to be effective for the vertigo associated with inner ear maladies. These are anti-motion sickness medications. Also available is otc dramamine or dimenhydrinate which may prove useful, too. However, please see your otolaryngologist if symptoms do not improve quickly. Beware of an acoustic neuroma. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with viral inner ear infection and have had dizziness for several months.. Some days worse than others. Will it ever go away ?

I was diagnosed with viral inner ear infection and have had dizziness for several months..  Some days worse than others.   Will it ever go away ?

Yes it will: Yes it will one day go away.The virus infection has effected your inner ear which controls the equilibrium and as time passes you will regain your equilibrium if it is only due to the viral infection. ...Read more

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I had a inner ear infection with vertigo and dizziness.But after 4 months it shows with focus, conc.Problems.I'm not fully concentrated.What i have?

I had a inner ear infection with vertigo and dizziness.But after 4 months it shows with focus, conc.Problems.I'm not fully concentrated.What i have?

Ear infection: It is possible you may have an extension of your ear infection into the, brain and it is causing concentration problems. See an ENT specialist asap you may need an MRI of the brain. ...Read more

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Help please! is dizziness and ear ringing normal with inner ear infection?

Perhaps: An inner ear infection is extraordinarily rare and is either from meningitis or acute otitis media that has spread, to the inner ear causing deafness and profound vertigo. If you really did have an inner ear infection i would expect you to, have these and other symptoms such as deafness. Mild dizziness and tinnitus are common in otitis media and usually resolve as the fluid behind the drum resolves. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with an inner ear infection over two months ago, I experince dizziness daily and now neck pain and headaches what can I do?

I was diagnosed with an inner ear infection over two months ago, I experince dizziness daily and now neck pain and headaches what can I do?

Ear infection: inner infection can cause dizziness, there are instances where people develop meningitis after an ear infection causing headache , it is advisable to go see doctor to find out the cause of the headache specially if it is a daily headache ...Read more

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Why do I feel like I have vertigo? It feels like I have sea legs. Or im descending in a airplane. I don't really get dizzy, but could this mean I have an inner ear infection?

Could be, but ...: Your symptoms do suggest inner ear as a likely generator of your symptoms, but many different causes exist, ranging from benign crystals in the inner ear to migraines to infections, with strokes or tumors being very rare but would be considered and checked out by your dr. You should start by seeing your doctor who will ask additional questions and order tests if needed to figure it out. ...Read more

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Diagnosed by ENT with bacterial inner ear infection have dizziness for eight days now, some days worse than others. Will it ever go away and how long?

Diagnosed by ENT with bacterial inner ear infection have dizziness for eight days now, some days worse than others. Will it ever go away and how long?

Yrs: It will get better. It takes time for your inner ear to heal and for your body to adjust to any effect like this in the inner ear. If you continue to have dizziness, vestibular testing and rehabilitation can be helpful. ...Read more

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Dizzy for 6 weeks now. Doc checked all of the above and sent me to ENT. He thinks its an inner ear infection and gave me 10 days of prednisone. ?

Dizzy for 6 weeks now.  Doc checked all of the above and sent me to ENT.  He thinks its an inner ear infection and gave me 10 days of prednisone.  ?

Vertigo: The semicircular canals that arise off the snail like apparatus of the ear nerve contains endolymph. This fluid moves within those canals to give your brain signals that assess your position sense. An inflammatory condition in these sensitive structures can be triggered by several things, inflammation being common.The inflammation can make you dizzy/nauseous/need to hold on. Hope this will fix it. ...Read more

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Would inner ear infection be constant vertigo or would it come and go?

Would inner ear infection be constant vertigo or would it come and go?

Patterns: Inner ear vestibular neuronitis causes constant intense vertigo for several days to a few weeks, and often is accompanied by intense nausea, vomiting, and imbalance. Intermittent vertigo would suggest benign positional causes, or less commonly, perilymphatic or endolymphatic fistula. Audiological/otological testing by ENT specialist can uncover causation. ...Read more

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I was prescribed 50 mg for 5 days. I have vertigo ( inner ear infection) . When can I expect to start to feel better?

I was prescribed 50 mg for 5 days. I have vertigo ( inner ear infection) . When can I expect to start to feel better?

Using this site: When you submit a question, you get the best info if you provide adequate background info and ask a related question. You did not provide the medication or the symptoms for which the diagnosis was considered, so any comment is purely conjecture.You are welcome to start over, but be specific. ...Read more

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Inner Ear (Definition)

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


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