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Can seasonal allergies cause dizziness and burning eyes? I also have Eustachian tube dysfunction.

Can seasonal allergies cause dizziness and burning eyes? I also have Eustachian tube dysfunction.

Yes: Dizzines by causing congestion that causes unstable ear function. Burning eyes, itching of eyes, ears & nose & scratchy throat as well ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more


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Do seasonal allergies cause dizziness?

Do seasonal allergies cause dizziness?

No...but: I agree with dr. Mcghee's answer. Dizziness can be caused by the medications you're taking to treat allergic rhinitis. Phenylephrine, the decongestant found in many over-the-counter & prescription oral medications for seasonal allergies can cause dizziness. If congestion is your main problem, topical antihistamine or corticosteroid sprays may be a better solution. They don't contain phenylephrine. ...Read more

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My ears feel a little plugged and have been feeling slightly dizzy last couple days on and off. I do have seasonal allergies. Could this be the cause?

My ears feel a little plugged and have been feeling slightly dizzy last couple days on and off. I do have seasonal allergies. Could this be the cause?

Eust. tube dysfuncti: Having allergy with stuffy nose may cause congestion in your eustachian tube and possible fluid in your middle ear, the results are plugged ears and dizziness and decrease hearing. ...Read more

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In april, I had a bout of dizziness or lightheadedness, could it be attributed to seasonal allergies?

In april, I had a bout of dizziness or lightheadedness, could it be attributed to seasonal allergies?

Possibly: If allergies cause severe nasal congestion blocking the eustachian tubes going from the back of the nasal passages to the ears, imbalance and/or lightheadedness may occur. It would be unlikely to have severe vertigo from allergies however. ...Read more

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I just went inside after being outside for a few minutes. My head is spinning & won't stop. I have seasonal allergies but never have been dizzy? Help?

I just went inside after being outside for a few minutes. My head is spinning & won't stop. I have seasonal allergies but never have been dizzy? Help?

Eustachian tube: dysfunction. Allergies increse the secretions in nasopharynx and floods eustachian tubes with secretion, inflames the orifices of the eustacian tubes causing blockage so eustachian tubes can not clear the secretions . This raise the pressure inside the ear causing, dizziness, tinnitus, pain and some hearing impairment. Try otc antihistamin such as zyrtec, allegra or claritin for few days . ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies make you tired and dizzy?

Can seasonal allergies make you tired and dizzy?

Tired and Dizzy? Yes: Fatigue is very common when allergies are flaring. Your immune system is working like crazy, creating the allergies, making most people tired. Dizziness is also a symptom of allergies but is not nearly as common as the fatigue. ...Read more

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Can bad seasonal allergies cause vertigo ?

Can bad seasonal allergies cause vertigo ?

Maybe: True motion sensation vertigo may be viral, small calcium crystals in the labyrinth, Meniere's, vestibular migraine. Unsteadiness may also have multiple etiologies. Allergies can lead to eustachian tube swelling which can result in asymmetric middle ear pressure resulting in dizziness. ...Read more

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Have bad seasonal allergies. They have built up enough pressure behind my left ear to cause severe vertigo many times. Can this also cause tingling in hands and feet?

Have bad seasonal allergies. They have built up enough pressure behind my left ear to cause severe vertigo many times. Can this also cause tingling in hands and feet?

Vertigo: and serious symptoms of allergies can result in hyperventilation that can cause the tingling you describe. Please see your doctor since vertigo may be mistaken for more serious conditions. Get well soon ...Read more

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Why do allergies cause dizziness?

Why do allergies cause dizziness?

Allergies: Allergies can cause dizziness if your nose is congested. You need a nasal spray or see an allergist for adequate control of your allergies. ...Read more

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Hay Fever (Definition)

Hay fever has nothing to do with hay and there is no fever. It is allergic rhinitis. About 20% of people develop rhinitis. Rhinitis is inflammation of the nose due to overactivity of t cells in the nose. Mild irritants will increase symptoms, i.e., irritant rhinitis. In 80% of rhinitis cases there is allergic antibody production so there is also an ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Vertigo (Definition)

A type of dizziness where the patient inappropriately experiences the perception of motion usually due to a dysfunction of the inner ear apparatus. It can be associated with nausea, vomiting and an unsteady gait. Vertigo is classified as either peripheral (inner ear or vestibular problem) or central (injury to the balance centers of ...Read more