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Can Viruses Cause Dizziness
Yes: A viral infection can affect the body in many ways. When you have flu symptoms you feel weak and ache and get dizzy. This is caused by the body's reaction. Inflammation of the ear can make you dizzy, and inflammation of the brain can make you dizzy. Best to have a thorough examination to be sure a more serious process is not taking place. ...Read more
Many things: Sometimes stomach discomfort can cause what is known as a vagal response, which while not dangerous, can cause low blood pressure and dizziness. The greatest concern would be if the heart burn was related to blood loss, which could also cause dizziness. A great many things not related to the digestive tract can also cause dizziness. ...Read more
Yes, depends where.: Any infection of the middle ear or inner ear can cause dizziness. (location is key... A minor superficial toe infection might not cause dizziness). A systemic serious infection can cause dizziness by fever, or toxins, or metabolic changes... Or worst yet, meningitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doubt it: The body is an amazing miracle. I suppose if you were extremely constipated, it's possible that you're 'bearing down' so hard that you're actually decreasing some of the blood flow to your brain, kinda like if you held your breath for a long period. This could lead to dizziness. True vertigo would be a very unlikely possibility. See your doctor or try an otc laxative. ...Read more
Yes : Conjunctivitis is often caused by a viral infection in your body, in which your eyes are generally secondarily involved. The viral syndrome often has associated aches and pains in joints and muscles, sore throat and invariably headaches. Often treatment involves rest, fluids, analgesics for pain and fever, and irrigation and cleansing the eye secretions. Sometimes the eyes require other treatments. ...Read more
Yes: Encephalitis just means an infection of the brain. Meningitis is an infection of the outer coating that protects the brain. Meningo-encephalitis is the combination of the two. Bacteria usually go first to the meninges but can then progress into the brain. Viruses usually go first to the brain but may set up a inflammation of the meninges as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Ebv can present in many odd ways beyond the classic presentation with sore throat, swollen glands, fevers and fatigue. Ebv can affect virtually every organ system and can be associated with hepatitis, cholestasis, , pneumonia, pleural effusions, myocarditis, pancreatitis, mesenteric adenitis, , myosotis, acute renal failure and other urinary symptoms, and even genital ulcerations. ...Read more
Possibly: Rhinitis is a non-specific term describing irritation of the nasal passages. It can originate from many different sources including allergic, irritant and infectious. Those agents can cause body responses like dizziness or nausea to a variable degree so depending on the agent any or all symptoms could occur together. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sort of: There are many causes of dementia, including some we don't normally think of, such as vitamin deficiency, stroke, or brain tumor. Some of these diseases can cause dizziness in addition to dementia. More typically, dizziness does not accompany dementia. Dizziness can be a separate problem from dementia, or might help pinpoint an underlying cause for both. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could cold sensitivity & not drinking fluid for a long time in a day cause a dizzy spell?Also, could a virus cause a short dizzy spell/loss of balance?
Both possible: But if you are having these symptoms it might be beneficial to see a doctor and make sure nothing more serious is in progress. ...Read more
Is there currently a virus going around that could cause the fatigue, nausea, dizzy spells and heartburn?
I've had odd symptoms for 7mnths, doctors say viral, have palpitations dizziness and numbness in both hands/feet. Neg. MRI, can viruses cause this?
Not normal but...: Vestibular neuronitis can occur after a viral infection. Google it and see if it sounds like what you have. You may want to see your doctor. ...Read more
Many: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Yes: This is true but it should not last more than one week if it does please seek medical attention. ...Read more
Not necessarily: You may though. You need to start hydrated. And make sure a healthcare provider is monitoring you. ...Read more
Doctor said I had a virus and it isn't getting better when I lay down I feel fine but as soon as I get up I'm dizzy and sick again ?
Labyrinthitis?: It is possible that the structures in the middle ear which allow you to have a sense of position are inflamed. You should see an ENT doctor and be evaluated and treated appropriately. This can definitely be due to viral infection, but other things are possible. Good luck and best wishes for rapid improvement. ...Read more
I have an online friend who is sick my guess she is struggling with cold virus her syndrome are fever cough headach and feeling dizzy. What to do?!
When should I worry about dizziness? It occurs when head is titled or randomly. I am getting over a virus and on new antidepressant. Very nauseating
Viral Labrynthitis: If this is a new symptom for you and your doctors have told you that you are suffering just coincidentally from a viral labrynthitis then, the 2 are almost certainly related. If you had this symptoms BEFORE the virus then, you may have BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo- and No..I'm not swearing at you). Wanna chat about it? Let's make an appointment online: www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi i have had a resting hr of 155+ i have recently suffered from a virus and have had dizziness lightheadness headaches possible for me to have POTS?
Possibly: POTS is only one possiblity for a fast resting heart rate. My suspicion would be more towards dehydration from your recent illness as the main culprit without my knowing any other information. The best step would be to see your PCP sooner rather than later to investigate all possibilities. ...Read more
I woke up dizzy a week ago, went to the ER, & was diagnosed with a virus; no name given. I have a constant headache; dizzy lying on left. What is this?
My daughter is 7y/o she has had mono and always getting fevers during her fevers she nauseas and is dizzy her pedi says its just a virus?
Ask doctor about it: Children get all sorts of infections from viruses and some bacteria. Sometimes a strep throat bacterial infection will look like a cold. That means testing with a throat swab may be needed. If a parent is worried that some of the infections are not viral, the parent can go back to the doctor or call the doctor and ask again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Third spell of dizziness, extremely exhausted, can't get up without the world spinning. Doctor doesn't know what's wrong but said there's a virus?
Dizziness: Often related to a sinus problem, which may be helped with antibiotics. Viral inner ear infection usually occurs as isolated episode over 1 to 2 weeks. If recurrent symptoms, then consider more unusual causes like infectious mononucleosis, cardiovascular problems (ortho static hypotension), or central neurological problem. Ask for further work up if not improving. ...Read more
I was prescribed Meclizine for dizziness and Promethazine for nausea when I went to the ER. Dr. said I had a virus. Do I have Vertigo or something?
Vertigo is a symptom: not a diagnosis. Its one thing to be unsteady, light headed or out of sorts. Vertigo is the sensation of being pulled or rotated in a direction. There are many causes. If your symptoms include a dramatic spinning or pulling sensation and it lasts for more than a couple of days see an ENT. If they can't fix the problem they may refer you to a neurologist. ...Read more
Can a virus in the sinus that is ongoing eventually making me loose my sense of smell and bringing on bouts of dizziness, numbness, and loss of energy?
Sinusitis: Hate to alarm you but this sounds as if you should be seen by a doctor asap and carefully evaluated. This has the potential to be quite severe, but may also be unremarkable. Always better safe than sorry. Go and see a doctor. ...Read more
Best foods while recovering from a stomach virus? I've been dizzy and weak all day and maybe it's hunger?
Fluids: I assume you recently had a good deal of vomiting or diarrhea. You may simply be dehydrated and in need of fluids. Sports drinks such as Gatorade usually are helpful as is water. Advance your diet slowly- bland fluid such as crackers are a good food to begin with :) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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