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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

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


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Could inner ear problems such as fluid not draining properly cause colored spots and heat wave effects in vision and make me feel off balance?

Could inner ear problems such as fluid not draining properly cause colored spots and heat wave effects in vision and make me feel off balance?

Headache aura?: Your symptoms are suggestive of headache aura from migraines. But as far as "fluid not draining properly" from the inner ear. not sure where you're getting that idea....are you thinking you have elevated perilymph volumes or pressures in the cochlea? If so, then, yes that could cause headaches & balance problems. Or, you may just have migraine aura, as millions do with normal inner ear drainage. ...Read more

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Does having a head cold cause dizziness after the cold has past? What if you don't know if you have an inner ear problem? Could a cold bring it out?

Does having a head cold cause dizziness after the cold has past? What if you don't know if you have an inner ear problem? Could a cold bring it out?

Possible: Colds can have you feeling weird and dizzy afterwards. Viral respiratory infections sometimes lead to vestibular neuritis (inflammation of the cranial nerve that controls balance) which will lead to a very specific form of dizziness called vertigo. ...Read more

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What could cause vertigo (inner ear problem)?

What could cause vertigo (inner ear problem)?

Dizziness: Dizziness can mean 1 of 2 things; lightheadedness & vertigo. Lightheadedness is feeling like you're about to faint or pass out & may get nauseated. It is relieved by lying down. It is not serious & usually is caused by drop of blood pressure or blood flow to head when u get up too fast. Vertigo is feeling like you or surroundings are moving, as if u r spinning or falling. It is most likely anxiety ...Read more

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Does an inner ear problem cause more symptoms then just dizziness?

Does an inner ear problem cause more symptoms then just dizziness?

Inner ear: The inner ear has two main functions: hearing and balance. If you have an inner ear disorder, you can have dizziness alone, hearing loss alone or both. Sometimes, people with inner ear disorders will have increased sensitivities to noises, too. ...Read more

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I was wondering what would cause vertigo (inner ear problem I think)?

I was wondering what would cause vertigo (inner ear problem I think)?

Dizziness: Dizziness can mean 1 of 2 things; lightheadedness & vertigo. Lightheadedness is feeling like you're about to faint or pass out & may get nauseated. It is relieved by lying down. It is not serious & usually is caused by drop of blood pressure or blood flow to head when u get up too fast. Vertigo is feeling like you or surroundings are moving, as if u r spinning or falling. It is most li ...Read more

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Is it safe to fly if I have an inner ear problem that sometimes can cause dizziness?

Yes: Usual commercial aircraft have cabin pressures that are the same as on the ground. During takeoff and landing these pressures may change, but you can use decongestants, nose sprays, and clearing methods to keep the pressures stable. Yawning helps to open the inner ear, and chewing gum may also help. As your doctor for medication to take just before takeoff and landing to help. ...Read more

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Can a inner ear problem cause you to have warm sensations on the left side of your head and or spasm's?

Can a inner ear problem cause you to have warm sensations on the left side of your head and or spasm's?

Inner Ear/Sensations: Warm sensations with spasms do not suggest to me a simple inner ear problem unless it is associated with dizziness and ringing in the ear. I would have a doctor take a look and do an MRI to see if there is another reason for the spasm. I would be concerned about other neurological problems because of the spasms. ...Read more

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I was told I had an inner ear problem. Since then I have been getting dizzy during exercise. Could inner ear problems cause this? I also sweat a lot.

I was told I had an inner ear problem. Since then I have been getting dizzy during exercise. Could inner ear problems cause this? I also sweat a lot.

Yes it can: Inner ear problem can cause feeling of the diziness with the change of the position.
It less likely however to cause excessive sweating.
Check it with your doctor for formal evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a cold cause your ears to pop and crack when swallowing? Does it mean you have fluid? Does that mean you have an inner ear problem?

Can a cold cause your ears to pop and crack when swallowing? Does it mean you have fluid? Does that mean you have an inner ear problem?

Eustacian Tube: The eustacian tube allow you to pressurize the air in the middle ear behind the eardrum (i.e. When flying). This tube opens into the back of the nose. Any swelling in the nose, like a cold, can affect the et, leading to ear pressure change. This does not mean you have fluid in the middle ear- though you may if you can't hear-. It does mean the eusctacian tube is temporarily dysfunctional. ...Read more

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Constant nausea from unknown cause. Also feeling off balanced/slight dizzy. Phenergan (promethazine) helps both. What could cause these symptoms? Inner ear problem?

Possibly: The dizzy/unsteady component improved w/phenergan does make it suspicious for an inner ear issue. Could start w/your regular dr, but ENT or neurology good starting points as well. Should get exam to see cause. ...Read more

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Can a inner ear problem cause tremor in hands/teeth?

Can a inner ear problem cause tremor in hands/teeth?

It could: The best thing for you to do would be to get a complete checkup inner ear problems can cause teeth tremors but this is rare get a checkup. ...Read more

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I have an inner ear problem. Please help?

I have an inner ear problem. Please help?

Question?: Not sure what the question is but if this is true, go see an ENT to help out. ...Read more

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How ents check inner ear problem?

How ents check inner ear problem?

Tests: If the problem is hearing, we order a hearing test. If the problem is balance, there is an array of vestibular testing that we can order (vng or eng). These test can test if your balance disorder is due to your vestibular system or is it related to something else related to your brain. Also it can tell is which side you are the problem is on. ...Read more

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Are steroids effective in inner ear problems?

Are steroids effective in inner ear problems?

Need more info: Please see an ENT who can look into your ears. Meniere's disease, autoimmune inner ear disease and sudden sensorineural deafness have been shown to improve with steroids. But I do not know what kind of inner ear problem you have. ...Read more

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I've been taking Piriton one tablet per night for 3 years as I find it helps with my inner ear problem, is it safe to do this?

I've been taking Piriton one tablet per night for 3 years as I find it helps with my inner ear problem, is it safe to do this?

Piriton: This is Chlophenamine an allergy medicine commonly used in combination in OTC medications in the US, Sold in 30 mg tablets in the UK. It is safe to use on a daily basis. ...Read more

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Is Divertigo safe? Does it work? I have some sort of inner ear problem they they say is labyrinthitis but it's been almost 3 months Possible? Help plz

Is Divertigo safe? Does it work? I have some sort of inner ear problem they they say is labyrinthitis but it's been almost 3 months Possible? Help plz

VERTIGO W/U: Vertigo W/U must be very through. You need full exam&Labs. Especially focused NEURO exam to check for nystagmus. If it appears Post-Viral or BPV. A short course of steroids may help. OTC PRoducts may help as well. I recommend Antivert (meclizine). If SX Persia or worsen, a CT SCAN AND ENT&NEURO CONSULT may be warranted. Also follow a gluten free low salt diet. WHOLEAPPROACH. COM& gutbliss. Com ...Read more

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If I'm not having any ear problems, and no spinning room, just dizzy headed when lowering my head and off balance, could it still be inner ear disease?

If I'm not having any ear problems, and no spinning room, just dizzy headed when lowering my head and off balance, could it still be inner ear disease?

Yes it can: Positional dizziness can be present, because there are three semicircular canals at right angles to one another and the imbalance can only be detected by certain movements. Best to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have an inner ear problem?

How can I tell if I have an inner ear problem?

Maybe: I need more symptoms and need to do a physical exam in order to determine this. Are you nauseated? Do you have the sensation that the room is spinning? Is your gait altered? Do you get the 'room spinning' sensation when you turn your head upon waking up? If so, you very well could have an inner ear problem. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How does amoxicillin help inner ear problem?

How does amoxicillin help inner ear problem?

Antibiotic: Amoxicillin is an antibiotic so if you are being prescribed that drug then your doc must think you have an infection. ...Read more

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Is it safe to fly if I have an inner ear problem?

Is it safe to fly if I have an inner ear problem?

Flight: It is not unsafe to fly, but the changes in pressures during a flight may exacerbate your underlying problem -- check with your doctor before your flight. ...Read more

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Does constant dizziness mean that I have an inner ear problem?

Does constant dizziness mean that I have an inner ear problem?

Dizzy: Dizziness is one of those words that can mean different things to different people. Vertigo can have one cause and lightheadedness can have another. If you are lightheaded I would recommend seeing a doctor. Vertigo will usually resolvs on its own after a week or so but see a doctor if it continues. If you are lightheaded then I would recommend seeing a doctor soon. ...Read more

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Does inner ear problems give u true vertigo n would u know if you had vertigo?

Does inner ear problems give u true vertigo n would u know if you had vertigo?

Yes, ear problem: Gives vertigo because the nerve input of position in the inner ear is giving a different input from the irritated ear than from both/either the non-infected ear and/or vision. The brain gets multiple inconsistent info on where it is.
Moving the head (classically lying down and turning the head to one side, and repeating it to the other side) causes the vertigo and the eyes to bobble (nystagmus). ...Read more

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Would you know if you had inner ear problem or vertigo n would it last 5 yrs daily almost constant 24/7?

Would you know if you had inner ear problem or vertigo n would it last 5 yrs daily almost constant 24/7?

Can b same thing: Must be hell...vertigo can be caused by inner ear issue but typically resolve in wks to months. 5 yrs is long time...may be related to nerve that controls balance and NOT the ear. ...Read more

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Is there anything you can do for an inner ear problem I feel car sick all the time and take Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) to be able t o function?

Is there anything you can do for an inner ear problem I feel car sick all the time and take Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) to be able t o function?

Yes: You need a complex evaluation by your physician and an ENT consultation which is an Ear Nose and Throat expert. If you have chronic vestibular symptoms such as vertigo and nausea, your thyroid levels should be evaluated, full exam and rule out cardiac causes, meclizine or scopolamine are medicines that can help you, and zofran (ondansetron) for nausea. Read about these on medscape. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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How does ENT check inner ear problem? Head scanning?

Hearing and balance: By checking the hearing through a hearing test and balance through a test known as an eng we evaluate the inner ear. Head scanning is used to look for anatomical problems or tumors but head scanning does not check inner ear function. ...Read more

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I'm always dizzy. I heard dizziness could be sign of inner ear problem. What can I do to check?

I'm always dizzy. I heard dizziness could be sign of inner ear problem. What can I do to check?

Do you feel motion: If your dizziness is a lightheaded feeling or the feeling you might faint it might be due to your blood pressure or heart rhythm. Dizziness that is more a feeling that you are moving or things around you are moving is more accurately called "vertigo" and should be worked up by an ENT doctor or a neurologist. If you have not had a good physical examination by your primary care doctor you should 1st. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Ear Problem (Definition)

Problems with the ear include external infection, allergy to the skin, perforation of the eardrum, tinnitus (ringing), loss of hearing acuity, deafness, dizziness, balance disorder, problems after flying with air pressure, and many others. See your otolaryngologist ...Read more


Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more