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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Inner Ear Numbness

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What causes of inner ear pain be?

What causes of inner ear pain be?

Could be infection: See an ENT doctor or your primary care for them to look in your ear. An infection can be treated with an antibiotic. ...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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What is in the inner ear that would cause black outs?

What is in the inner ear that would cause black outs?

Balance organ: The inner ear is also responsible for balance. Can cause vertigo. Not usually black outs. See your MD ASAP. ...Read more

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What can cause your inner ear to tickle and sometimes itch?

What can cause your inner ear to tickle and sometimes itch?

Skin inflammation: Almost all of my patients with this complaint "clean their ears." they use qtips or peroxide or other measures to remove wax from the canal. The wax is there for a reason - it protects the ear canal skin. When the skin is unprotected it gets inflamed and can itch. Stop cleaning your ears! Other reasons can include sensitivity to shampoos, soaps or hair products that get in the ear. ...Read more

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Starting to suspect something wrong with the inner ear. What kind of disorder or problem would cause discomfort?

Starting to suspect something wrong with the inner ear. What kind of disorder or problem would cause discomfort?

Inner ear problem: Discomfort is a difficult symptom to assign a specific cause to. Your best course is to see an otolaryngologist for a complete head and neck examination. Your work-up will most likely include a hearing test +/- balance test depending on your symptoms. A special MRI may be needed. ...Read more

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What could be cause of inner ear pain?

Several thongs: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Bump in inner ear filled with puss, what can cause this?

Bump in inner ear filled with puss, what can cause this?

Bacterial infection: A bump in the ear canal filled with pus would be a skin infection and would need to be treated with an antibiotic and possibly drainage of the lesion. ...Read more

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Could loud noise cause damage to inner ear? Or just eardrum?

Could loud noise cause damage to inner ear? Or just eardrum?

Yes: Loud noise - whether just one episode or sustained - can definitely damage the inner ear and is one of the single most prevalent causes of non-age-related or congenital hearing loss. Hearing protection and precautions are extremely important - even with everyday devices like headphones. If you area concerned about hearing loss, please see an audiologist and/or and ent. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is an inner ear disturbance and could it cause dizziness?

What is an inner ear disturbance and could it cause dizziness?

Labyrinth: The outer ear is considered the pinna, ear canal, and ear drum. The middle ear consists of three small bones with a connection to the back of the throat. The inner ear is two parts, the cochlea that contains hair cells that respond to sound waves and the labyrinth that is fluid filled and responds to movement. If this movement detector is damaged or inflammed you will feel dizzy with vertigo. ...Read more

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I need to know what's an inner ear disturbance and does it cause dizziness?

I need to know what's an inner ear disturbance and does it cause dizziness?

Rocks in head: We have little rocks in our head, called otoliths. As they roll around as our head moves, they stimulate little hairs which the brain interprets so that we have a sense of balance. If the stones can't move because of fluid, pus or bacteria, our sense of balance is affected. ...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 have pain on the lower left side of the head near the neck, and pressure in the inner ear. What could be the causes?

I have pain on the lower left side of the head near the neck, and pressure in the inner ear. What could be the causes?

Pressure: That area is where your mastoid bone is. Thick area that sticks out and your neck muscles insert onto. It is possible that you have middle ear fluid and the inner part of the bone communicates with your middle ear and that could cause your symptoms. Also you could have a neck problem. There are special muscle to your ear that when irritated effect your hearing. ...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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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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What inner ear issue would cause off balance bending with forehead pressure?

Otoconia: Small gravels in the inner ear become loose and float with change of head position. Inner ear which controls balance becomes irritated and causes dizziness and off balance feeling. ...Read more

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How can inflammation of inner ear caused by sinuses be treated and how long does it last?

Depends: The answer depends on the severity of the infection and the bacteria or virus causing it. If truly with an accompanying inner ear issue, an antihistamine or decongestant medication, even one such as "antivert" (meclizine) may help with symptoms of dizziness, etc. And once treated with antibx if needed and meds as above, you should get better in a few days. If not, then see ENT dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause me to be dizzy once or twice a week. Could it be inner ear. Should I worry?

What can cause me to be dizzy once or twice a week. Could it be inner ear. Should I worry?

Many causes: There are many causes of dizziness. Inner ear dizziness feels like spinning, and it can be dangerous but usually isn't. If it feels more like lightheadedness (faint) then dehydration or heart problems can be to blame. Many people just feel dizzy for no detectable reason. See a doctor to start figuring it out. ...Read more

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If my hearing and balance tests were normal, then does that mean my vertigo is caused by something besides the inner ear?

If my hearing and balance tests were normal, then does that mean my vertigo is caused by something besides the inner ear?

Have to go to an ENT: Doctor who specializes in benight vestibular neuritis to check your eyes when this happens to rule out nystagmus. Labryinthitis must also be ruled out if viral cause too. Get a 2nd opinion from an expert is best. ...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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I mean when I asked about my diziness drs gave me betaserc 16mg medication and told me to take it rest of my life cause no solution for the inner ear?

I mean when I asked about my diziness drs gave me betaserc 16mg medication and told me to take it rest of my life cause no solution for the inner ear?

Inner ear: Betaserc is for the treatment of meniere's disease (which is vertigo -room spining-, tinnitus, hearing loss, and ear fullness) although it can occur in those under 18 - it is not as common. There are other conditions that cause vertigo youngsters and those can be migraine related. I would see an "otologist" (dr who just treats ear prb) if one is not sure of the diagnosis or treatment recommended. ...Read more

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Which inner ear disorder would cause you to be lightheaded 24/7?

Which inner ear disorder would cause you to be lightheaded 24/7?

None: Inner ear disorders cause vertigo (and/or hearing loss) but not lightheadedness. The latter can be caused by blood flow problems to the brain, nutritional issues or intrinsic brain problems but these are different from vertigo which is the subjective sensation of motion in the absence thereof. Head to your pcp or an ENT to talk about the difference. ...Read more

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What is inner ear stones? How to treat if I have it? Is it a tumour? Could it cause tinnitus?

What is inner ear stones? How to treat if I have it? Is it a tumour? Could it cause tinnitus?

Otoliths.: The otoliths are tiny stones, if you will, that sit atop filaments in the cochlea, the vestibular structure in each inner ear. They play a role in our awareness of our place and positioning in three dimensional space. Problems with the otoliths lead to vertigo. ...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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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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Does inner ear disorders cause people to be unable to walk straight?

Does inner ear disorders cause people to be unable to walk straight?

Inner ear problem: Inner ear infections can cause vertigo and unstable walking problems. See an ENT specialist for help. ...Read more

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Balance problems presumably caused by inner ear. Can that be menieres?

Balance problems presumably caused by inner ear. Can that be menieres?

Meniere's: Characterized by symptoms of ear fullness/pressure, fluctuating hearing loss, fluctuating loud tinnitus and episodes of spinning vertigo. If your symptoms are like this then yes it is possible you have meniere's. ...Read more

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Please tell me what inner ear disorder would cause you to be lightheaded 24/7?

Please tell me what inner ear disorder would cause you to be lightheaded 24/7?

Acute vertigo: Acute vertigo, a perception of movement, from an inner ear disorder can be constant and last up to three weeks but gradually improves. A chronic inner ear disorder usually has no symptoms when one isn't moving. So if it more than three weeks and constant even when still then consider medications, low cardiac output condition, neurological condition, anxiety. See ENT for evaluation. ...Read more

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