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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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Ear drums are in pain and i believe it is because my eustachian tubes are not functioning properly or they are swollen. What can I do to relieve the pain?

Ear drums are in pain and i believe it is because my eustachian tubes are not functioning properly or they are swollen. What can I do to relieve the pain?

Eustachian tube : A small tube goes from the back of your nose to your ears. = eustachian tube. When nose is plugged, tube gets blocked & gives you painful pressure in your ear(s). If pain persists, ear can become infected. If you have persistent/worsening pain, especially with fever, you should see a doc. Reduce your ear pain by treating allergies, drinking hot tea, gently blowing nose, maybe decongestant. ...Read more

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My left ear is not functioning, recently i feel dizzy and loosing balance, and when I do excersice i feel really week. Please help to find out what wa?

My left ear is not functioning, recently i feel dizzy and loosing balance, and when I do excersice i feel really week. Please help to find out what wa?

Ear troubles: You may have an ear infection or eustachian tube dysfunction or another problem with or within your ear, but without further history and physical exam, it is impossible to help you. You will need to see a doc locally to get it all sorted out. ...Read more

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I am slightly dizzy I can function normally but its very annoying. I also feel like I have fluid in my left ear how do I get rid of this feeling?

I am slightly dizzy I can function normally but its very annoying. I also feel like I have fluid in my left ear how do I get rid of this feeling?

Need diagnosis: You need to see an ENT doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Unless you have a diagnosis for your symptoms, you can not, by yourself, get rid of it. ...Read more

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Bloods came back- all fine regarding bloods and liver function. found a hard lump behind ear connected to my neck? i have minimal symptoms at the mo.

Bloods came back- all fine regarding bloods and liver function. found a hard lump behind ear connected to my neck? i have minimal symptoms at the mo.

See specialist: You should see a specialist who may biopsy the area or get a radiological exam like a CT scan. This could be a lymph node or a mass in the tail of your parotid salivary gland ...Read more

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Ciprodex &cephalexin 4 severe ear infection...24 hours later and still in unbearable pain....can't function...how long till kicks in how can I ease it?

Ciprodex &cephalexin 4 severe ear infection...24 hours later and still in unbearable pain....can't function...how long till kicks in how can I ease it?

It may take time: It seems you are being treated for Otitis Externa which can be really painful and it may take more than 24 hours may be 3to 5 days for it to control your pain.You can take over the counter pain med like Ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen) if no allergy or other contraindication.Or call your doctor and get prescription Analgesic.. ...Read more

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Have shingles on ear that has gone inward, I am deaf. My equalibriam is off, can't walk or function w/o asst. Headfull of cotton. Has it gone to brain?

Have shingles on ear that has gone inward, I am deaf. My equalibriam is off, can't walk or function w/o asst. Headfull of cotton. Has it gone to brain?

Symptoms: The symptoms you describe could all be related to the inflammation in your ear from the shingles.A rare complication of encephalitis is always a concern when the cranial nerves are affected with an activation of this virus.Be sure to notify your treating physician of all new symptoms. ...Read more

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I have constant headache nausea and dizziness. Ent says 25 percent loss of inner ear function. What does that mean?

I have constant headache nausea and dizziness. Ent says 25 percent loss of inner ear function. What does that mean?

Hearing loss: Presumably, the ENT doctor was reporting the results of a hearing test which demonstrated the need for a 25% increase in volume before you heard the test tones; in addition the doctor attributed the problem to an inner ear problem. Of greatest concern are the associated persistent headache, nausea and dizziness; these symptoms and the hearing loss merit a careful evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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Sinus ear issues. Many surgeries, scans &tests. No relief. Can turbinate affect eustachian tube function? One inferior turbinate swollen sore & red

Sinus ear issues.  Many surgeries, scans &tests.  No relief.  Can turbinate affect eustachian tube function?  One inferior turbinate swollen sore & red

Eustachian Tube: Hello, your case seems very complex. A simple answer is to say yes in that etd and turbinate dysfunction do co-exist in mucosal disease. The lining is the same and one condition can cause problems in both areas. A second opinion may be a good choice to get a fresh view of your condition. Before your appointment, gather your scans, office notes and test results for the new doctor. They'll thank you. ...Read more

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Shoulder pop but can still function it.. theres also like a burning sensation on the head of the shoulder. Been like this for a few days. Thank you ?

Shoulder pop but can still function it.. theres also like a burning sensation on the head of the shoulder. Been like this for a few days. Thank you
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Labral Tear: Very possible the "popping" was possibly some degree of subluxation. In other words the shoulder tried to slip out of joint. You may have a small labral tear. For now, ice, NSAIDs and rest. If pain persists then see a sports doctor. ...Read more

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POTS&IST Verpamil180midodrine5mg head&chest presur. bp still low evenw/laying.hr45 laying,90+stand,on120Verap-tachy breaksthru-what2do?I cant function

POTS&IST Verpamil180midodrine5mg head&chest presur. bp still low evenw/laying.hr45 laying,90+stand,on120Verap-tachy breaksthru-what2do?I cant function

Erratic hypotension: You need to see a cardiologist to assess you for drug effects on your heart vs. cardiac dysfunction. See your PCP for a cardiology referral . ...Read more

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How bad of a head injury does it take to affect the natural working of your inside bodily functions?

How bad of a head injury does it take to affect the natural working of your inside bodily functions?

Like anyone else.: Head injury will alter brain function. Some will recover more quickly than others. Each patient must be assessed by age, severity of injury, pre-existing conditions, rate of recovery, associated physical and emotional problems, and desire to recover to normal. No one issue predicts outcome. ...Read more

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My daughter head cercuference ic 41cm , she look nornal in all functions is this measure cosiedered normal ?

Hard to say: Appropriate head size is relative. Without providing us with the babies age, weight and length to guide the answer, no realistic answer is possible. This could be within the normal range between 2-9 months depending on the requested information. ...Read more

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My son bangs his head since newborn now he's almost 4 and he still bangs his head . He functions normal otherwise please help?

Temper tantrum: Most of the time children persist in head banging (or other temper tantrums) because it works for them- it gets them what they want. Stop responding to the head banging! walk away and don't give in to the behavior. When he calms down and speaks appropriately, then give him your attention (but don't give him what he wanted). When he finds out it doesn't work, he'll stop banging his head. ...Read more

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Head suddenly felt very warm inside.Vision appeared to dim and I felt like I was fading, but never passed out or lost any function. What could it be?

Head suddenly felt very warm inside.Vision appeared to dim and I felt like I was fading,  but never passed out or lost any function. What could it be?

Dim vision: Dimming vision and your other symptoms in a young person usually indicates low blood sugar or a vasovagal reaction. Please consult with one of our Healthtap MDs so we can get more information to help you better. ...Read more

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I ve chronic haviness on my head, feels like my head is filled with liquid and get a decline in mental function wid these symptom, please help/ advice?

I ve chronic haviness on my head, feels like my head is filled with liquid and get a decline in mental function wid  these symptom, please help/ advice?

Possible sinusitis: Over the counter medications for sinus relief are worth a try. If not clearly better, see a doctor to be examined including your ears and throat. Also, an unusual presentation of migraine is possible. Notice, if you have imbalance or hearing problem, don't wait to be seen. ...Read more

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Pain in right side of head and left arm not functioning?

Pain in right side of head and left arm not functioning?

If you truly: have a motor or sensory deficit of your left arm coincident with a right sided headache of significance then you need immediate medical evaluation. Transport to an ED now is my suggestion, If a false alarm, then so be it, but better that than ignoring something serious and potentially life threatening. ...Read more