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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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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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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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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

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Could a head injury from a car crash cause loss of executive function?

Could a head injury from a car crash cause loss of executive function?

Head injury: Yes. A head injury in a car crash is likely to be at least a concussion (in which the violent impact forces the soft brain tissue to decelerate abruptly against the skull). Concusions cause regional brain disturbances, particularly in cognitive functions associated with the brain cortex, including executive function. The type of symptoms depend on the location of brain contusion. ...Read more

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Can a hit to the head affect other bodily functions? Digestion, heart rate etc?

Can a hit to the head affect other bodily functions? Digestion, heart rate etc?

Yes: The nerves that supply body organs originate in the brain, so if the brain was hit, the nerves got impacted as well. ...Read more

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Under 2y.o fell on my head alot had few seizers, fell down marble stairs n had a seizer, does it effect my brain now? Loss in brain function?

Under 2y.o fell on my head alot had few seizers, fell down marble stairs n had a seizer, does it effect my brain now? Loss in brain function?

Possibly: This is a chicken and egg problem. Early trauma can affect brain function and cause seizures. Children with seizures are at risk of hurting themselves. Some children with seizures may have preexisting brain injuries from birth or earlier. But your history does not necessarily mean you have brain problems. Do you? In any case, this is water under the bridge. Define your injuries and do your best. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain x4h, dropped ~1 inch lower than than other side, mobility/function limited, mild scapular pain. Cannot lift arm over head. thoughts?

Shoulder pain x4h, dropped ~1 inch lower than than other side, mobility/function limited, mild scapular pain. Cannot lift arm over head. thoughts?

Shoulderpain: Tough to say without examining you. Your symptoms sound as if you at least strained one of your ligaments in your shoulder, with a possible co-existing Muscle strain of your scapula. See your doctor for an evaluation and proper diagnosis to assure you get the best advice and treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My head feels odd lately like in the clouds or spaced out. I feel like i cant concentrate or think but i can still function normal. Is this brain fog?

My head feels odd lately like in the clouds or spaced out. I feel like i cant concentrate or think but i can still function normal. Is this brain fog?

Anxiety: Your Emotional Health is Precious! I commend you for your functioning even with symptoms of Stress causing Anxiety. Let Wise Woman within you Reflect: • Stress in your Life • To decrease Reaction to stress • To develop Coping Skills for stresses of Relationship, Work • Breathing and Music Relaxation • Visual Imagery • MeditationYogaTai Chi • To see Psychiatrist for Therapy, Medication . ...Read more

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About my head pressure symptom and a partially empty sella. I also have a low thyroid function. Is this last related at my symptoms?

About my head pressure symptom and a partially empty sella. I also have a low thyroid function.  Is this last related at my symptoms?

Possibly.: "empty sella" is a radiologic description of a sella not completely filled by pituitary gland. The function of the pituitary gland may or may not be normal. Your low thyroid function could be related but may also be unrelated. Please see your doc. ...Read more

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I experience a constant strong throbbing on the sides of my head. I was taken off of Klonopin (clonazepam), (clonazepam) which reduced this. Urgent Care or hospitals will no longer prescribe Klonopin (clonazepam) or Ativan. I cannot function with thi

I experience a constant strong  throbbing on the sides of my head.   I was taken off of Klonopin (clonazepam), (clonazepam) which reduced this.  Urgent Care or hospitals will no longer prescribe Klonopin (clonazepam) or Ativan.  I cannot function with thi

Sounds like: you need a Mental Health Care Professional since ER and Hospital based clinics will not prescribe PSYCHO-ACTIVE medications without a diagnosis. I assume that you have had a complete PHYSICAL EXAM as well.. for example is your Blood Pressure normal?? Call your local Public Health Department ..a mental Health Clinic may be available in your Community! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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My 8 mo old is rolling eyes in back of head. Saw ped and said not seizures. Go for 2nd opinion wed. What more could be! he plays and functions through?

My 8 mo old is rolling eyes in back of head. Saw ped and said not seizures. Go for 2nd opinion wed. What more could be! he plays and functions through?

Pediatric neurol: Second opinion should probably be specialist, pediatric neurologist. Child will receive thorough exam and testing if necessary. ...Read more

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It is also causing extreme pain in my head burning in my eyes and loss of basic functions like talking walking hearing etc the numbness of feet?

It is also causing extreme pain in my head burning in my eyes and loss of basic functions like talking walking hearing etc the numbness of feet?

Urgent assessment : Is required here as not enough information to exclude nasties. Although may well be migraine make sure fairly urgently that nothing more serious such as meningitis. Seek urgent assessment ...Read more

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Decreased sensation head to toe, blue purple finger nails toe nails weakness arms and legs no energy cognitive functions slow loss of concentration?

A visit to the dr: Is a good idea. When was your last physical? A good history and physical with blood work should be performed......At minimum. ...Read more

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