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Does a sinus infection cause dizziness and a lightheaded feeling when you walk?

Does a sinus infection cause dizziness and a lightheaded feeling when you walk?

Possible: Any upper respiratory infection can affect the middle ear and create such symptoms, but if this persists, please see your doctor for a specific diagnosis. Hope you get better. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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Will a sinus infection cause dizziness and lightheaded feeling?

Will a sinus infection cause dizziness and lightheaded feeling?

Possible: If the sinus infection extends into the labyrinthine portion of the middle ear it can create vertigo. What you are describing, however, sounds like benign positional hypotension. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a sinus infection in left ear. Could this cause dizziness, feeling lightheaded, and tremors.

I was diagnosed with a sinus infection in left ear. Could this cause dizziness, feeling lightheaded, and tremors.

Ear infection: Greetings. Your sinus infection can and will cause inflammation to be delivered to the ear via the Eustachian tube. The dizziness and other ear symptoms will occur. See your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more

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Experiencing dizziness and lightheadedness but no ear pain. Could this still be an ear or sinus infection causing it?

Experiencing dizziness and lightheadedness but no ear pain. Could this still be an ear or sinus infection causing it?

Yes and other things: The symptoms you list are shared in common with a multitude of illnesses. This could be the early stages of a viral illness, blood pressure issues, blood sugar issues, etc. If you have a recurrent pattern of ear or sinus issues, this may be an early sign, but it is to non-specific to be the only choices. ...Read more

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Sinus infection symptoms. Feeling dizzy/almost nauseous from blowing nose so much. Also increase Zoloft (sertraline) dosage...Is dizziness/nasea normal with this?

Sinus infection symptoms. Feeling dizzy/almost nauseous from blowing nose so much. Also increase Zoloft (sertraline) dosage...Is dizziness/nasea normal with this?

Assoc with sinus: Sinus issues can affect inner ear, which can cause dizziness and nausea, but so can change in your zoloft (sertraline) dosage. Call your doc to discuss, and maybe get treated. ...Read more

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Dr diagnosed me with frontal sinus infection cause I am having dizziness and feel like floor bounces. Why does it do it worse in tiny rooms?

Dr diagnosed me with frontal sinus infection cause I am having dizziness and feel like floor bounces. Why does it do it worse in tiny rooms?

Vertigo: Dizziness and vertigo go hand in hand. With inflammation of the inner ear that can be the result of sinus problems, can get these symptoms. Because of the problem in the inner ear, the brain finds it hard to coordinate visual cues with those related to gravity and orientation. The small room may be worse because your balance system is more "stressed" visually. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection cause migraines and dizziness and confusion?

It can, but. .....: It can, but you need to see your pcp for further evaluation and to rule out more serious issues, like a brain tumor for example. ...Read more

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I had sinus infection which was detected in mri. I have dizziness/ vertigo which prompted mri. Are these related? How longit will be for vertigo to go

I had sinus infection which was detected in mri. I have dizziness/ vertigo which prompted mri. Are these related? How longit will be for vertigo to go

Maybe: If you have congestion causing inflammation of your eustation tubes or fluid in your ear this may lead to vertigo. They could be unrelated. It is rare to see the cause of vertigo on mri. No way of knowing when it will resolve without knowing cause. ...Read more

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Dr says I have a frontal sinus infection which is causing my dizziness. Was wondering if saltwater would be ok to use to help clean out my sinuses?

Dr says I have a frontal sinus infection which is causing my dizziness. Was wondering if saltwater would be ok to use to help clean out my sinuses?

Maybe: Saltwater spray will help clean the nasal passages, but won't do anything with an infection. You need antibiotics or other therapies that is recommended by your doctor. That's check with him or her definitive answer. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing dizziness since February, I've gotten all lab tests done and treated for sinus infection. It comes and goes can it be anxiety?

I've been experiencing dizziness since February, I've gotten all lab tests done and treated for sinus infection. It comes and goes can it be anxiety?

Dizziness: Anxiety can cause dizziness. This can occur if the individual has an upset stomach as a part of the clinical picture. What is occurring is that the body is placing more blood around the stomach and, since the brain is the primary user of blood, the individual feels dizzy as a response. The brain is signaling that it wants the person to lie down to equalize the blood in the body. ...Read more

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Will ginger root help with dizziness from sinus infection or allergies?

Will ginger root help with dizziness from sinus infection or allergies?

Possibly: Dizziness is a common symptom & often it's hard to find the cause. Neither sinus infections or allergies are common causes of dizziness:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/dizziness/basics/causes/con-20023004
Ginger has been shown to help with dizziness from motion sickness.It may or may not help for other causes but is safe to try.
Try to find cause. Acupuncture & homeopathy may help. ...Read more

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Suffering from chronic dizziness, heavy head, face swelling when subjected to cold air or cold drink, doctors mentioned no sinus infection observed?

Suffering from chronic dizziness, heavy head, face swelling when subjected to cold air or cold drink, doctors mentioned no sinus infection observed?

See an ENT doctor: And possibly a neurologist. There has to be a reason for these symptoms and this should be diagnosed effectively by experts in this area. ...Read more

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Went to my dr today with symptoms of dizziness and she said frontal sinus infection and I passed the nuerological test. Does this mean inner ear ok?

Most likely: Since you were examined by a physician, and did not complain of your vertigo, rather than nonspecific dizziness, I would suppose that the inner ear function is normal. Recommend passing the specific question to your doctor. ...Read more

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Do ear drops ever reach the eustachian tubes? I have what we thought was an ear infection that ended up being a sinus infection.

Do ear drops ever reach the eustachian tubes? I have what we thought was an ear infection that ended up being a sinus infection.<enter dizziness wow!

Should not: Drops into the external ear canal will not reach the eustachian tubes unless the tympanic membrane (ear drum) is perforated. It is not uncommon for a person with an upper respiratory infection to have it affect the sinuses, middle ear, and so on. ...Read more

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I've been on zithromax since 1/21 for inner ear and sinus infection, but still have the dizziness, when will it go away or could it be a brain tumor?

Ear infection: Inner ear infections can affect balance. This is a complex system and usually will recover slower than the actual infection, sometimes as long as 3-4 weeks. If symptoms persist longer than this timeframe, reevaluation is indicated by your treating physician. Brain tumors of the inner ear can cause dizziness as a presenting symptom, but most of these tumors present with hearing loss. ...Read more

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Been having each ache, sinus pressure, face pain, nasal drainiage, ears feel plugged up, dizzy/lightheaded, fatigue, headache for 3-4 weeks. Could this be sinus infection?

Been having each ache, sinus pressure, face pain, nasal drainiage, ears feel plugged up, dizzy/lightheaded, fatigue, headache for 3-4 weeks. Could this be sinus infection?

Sinus: Yes sounds like you may have an infection. When you have the symptoms you describe for 3-4 weeks, this is probably a real sinus infection as aposed to what most people think when they have it for 2-3 days. At this point antibiotics are most likely needed, see your doc. ...Read more

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On Levquin for a sinus infection and also put on escitalopram 10mg. Woke during night with feelings of skin burning and dizzy what could cause this?

On Levquin for a sinus infection and also put on escitalopram 10mg. Woke during night with feelings of skin burning and dizzy what could cause this?

Levaquin/escitalolop: One of the potential side effects of Lexapro (escitalopram) is paresthesia, which is a tingling, burning sensation. Leg pain is also a potential side effect. Most people don't experience these side effects, but they do occur in a small percentage of persons taking Lexapro (escitalopram). The sensations can also be due to or exacerbated by an anxiety condition. The medication effects are expected to diminish with time. See a Dr ...Read more

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Nausea dizziness eye pain constant HA in forehead ear ache and feeling flushed but very little nasal congestion. Sinus infection?

Nausea dizziness eye pain constant HA in forehead ear ache and feeling flushed but very little nasal congestion. Sinus infection?

Possibly: It sounds like it is potentially sinus infection. However we should not discount more serious things. Please see your doctor for an in person exam. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause red spots on palate of mouth and a sore tounge? Slight temprature, headaches, dizziness and green mucus/foul smelling.

Can a sinus infection cause red spots on palate of mouth and a sore tounge? Slight temprature, headaches, dizziness and green mucus/foul smelling.

Yes, it can: It's called palatal petechiae and caused by repeated coughing, sneezing. In addition, palatal petechia may be caused by suction. For example, if you have sinus infection or seasonal allergies and an "itchy throat" clicks the palate against the tongue, petechiae are formed as a result of the suction.
Rec. Check with your pcp or dentist for the detailed investigation. ...Read more

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Would a sinus infection cause nosebleeds? I get dizzy throughout day and a nosebleed in afternoon for 5 days now, what do I do?

You: Probably will not bleed enough from a sinus infection to cause light headiness. With sinuses, sometimes balance mechanism in inner ear get involved. Blood also comes from broken capillaries in your nasal passages. Recommend see ENT if bleeding persist. ...Read more

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I have had sinus pain since last night and my body is hot on and off however my forehead is cool. I have also been feeling lightheaded, could this be a sinus infection?

Acute sinusitis.: This could certainly be a sinus infection, yes. And sinus infections tend to be bacterial, so you should be evaluated by a doctor for consideration of an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Dr says sinus infection causing imbalance and dizzy headed. Ears feel fine. Balance good dr says. Could be another cause?

The balance system: Is located within the inner ear, within the skull/temporal bone, the part that a doctor cannot see with a scope. Any irritation of that system will set of a nasty problem with vertigo. A video nystagnmogram test can help prove or disprove this. ...Read more

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Will a sinus infection cause light headed and fatigue or could it be an std?

Will a sinus infection cause light headed and fatigue or could it be an std?

Both, either or none: Sinus infection is very tricky. It may mimic many conditions including but not limiting to those you mentioned.
Advanced std may do the same if left untreated.
Number of medical and mental conditions may do the same.
See your primary doctor first to sort it out. Do not expect to get all answers at once. Extensive work up is required sometime to get the right answers. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing vertigo for 4 days with possible sinus infection. I find it hard to turn my head or walk without hanging on to something.

Vertigo: At 60, you should see your primary care doctor to r/o neurological conditions that can cause vertigo. The most common cause of vertigo associated with a cold is viral infection of the inner ear and the vertigo can lasts up 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Possible sinus infection (dizziness, headaches, pressure) do I have to be checked or can it be treated at home? Thank you.

Contact your doctor: Your symptoms could be due to sinus infections, but could be due to other problems. Doubt you need to worry about hospital care, but talk to your doctor and gauge the need for a visit. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a sinus infection and an impacted sinus? I have had chills, sweats, dizziness and pressure headache for a week now

Sinus: Great question. KInda the same thing but if you have a fever its more likely a sinus infection and needs to be treated with antibiotics. Sinus impaction may be related to allergies or blockage of the sinuses ...Read more

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Used Neti pot for 1st time. Felt weird! Have bad sinus pressure & dizziness from getting over sinus infection. How many Neti uses until I feel better?

Not many: Severe congestion may not be solved by saline alone. A short prednisone course is often given along with antibiotics for acute sinus infection. Continue the Neti-pot as it will help long-term to keep mucosa moist and healthier and to prevent future infection. Sometimes the squeeze bottle is preferred since velocity of irrigation can be controlled. ...Read more

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I have a possible sinus infection (dizziness, random headaches, sinus pressure but no pain), I exclusively breast feed my 7 mo old son. Are meds safe?

I have a possible sinus infection (dizziness, random headaches, sinus pressure but no pain), I exclusively breast feed my 7 mo old son. Are meds safe?

?? MEDS??: If you are self treating with anti-histamines & decongestants just be aware that they can reduce your milk volume during rx. If you have been dx'd & rx'd with antibiotics, most are compatible with breast feeding but you need to ask your doc for sure. ...Read more

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I am on round 5 of meds for a sinus infection last 2 days I have been really dizzy, so dizzy the room spins. Is this normal? Having sinuplasty feb 25.

I am on round 5 of meds for a sinus infection last 2 days I have been really dizzy, so dizzy the room spins. Is this normal? Having sinuplasty feb 25.

Vertigo is: What you are describing, I think. It comes from inflammation or infection in the semi-circular canal, which maintains your balance. It is not normal. Notify your ENT so he can prescribe medication for you. ...Read more

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If I have a sinus infection can I use saline solution because I feel dizzy and congested?

If I have a sinus infection can I use saline solution because I feel dizzy and congested?

Sinus infection: Yes saline spray is great stuff. If you have been feeling bad for about a week you should probably be on antibiotics. ...Read more

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How long does a sinus infection make u dizzy?

How long does a sinus infection make u dizzy?

6 weeks??: Sinusitis, as well as many viruses, can cause a labyrinthitis, that results in dizziness. This can last sometimes as long as 6 weeks, with symptoms sometimes severe enough that people look drunk when they try to walk or have nausea with it like being seasick! It is important to see your doctor, to rule out something else & diagnose you, and there are some medications that can help the symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Lightheaded (Definition)

Lightheadedness is a sensation of feeling faint or "light in the head". It may be a symptom of Low blood pressure, or hypotension, which occurs when blood pressure during and after each heartbeat is much lower than usual. It may also occur when you are dehydrated, as my happen when severe morning ...Read more


Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more