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Does Ear Infection Cause Dizziness
Certainly can: An ear infection certainly can cause dizziness, though it is not the only possible cause. Dizziness, or vertigo, can occur from various conditions, so details about when it happens (at rest, right after getting up from sitting, with activity, etc.) can help make the diagnosis. I would definitely see a physician if you are having a vertigo or think you have an ear infection. Good luck to you! ...Read more
There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...Read more
Will an inner ear infection cause dizziness sleeplessness some confusion plus overloaded at work stress and feeling anxiety. What should I do
2 problems: It sounds like you could have at least 2 separate problems, one of which magnifies the other. Inner ear infections can cause dizziness, & anxiety can produce dizziness too. Work stress and feeling overloaded may increase anxiety as well. Your family doctor can surely treat your ear infection, but a psychiatrist and/or psychologist can provide more focused evaluation & treatment of anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dizziness: Inner ear infections can cause vertigo (these are usually viral and resolve over a couple of days). Middle ear infections (fluid behind the ear drum) can also cause this - these are usually bacterial. If you are diagnosed with a middle ear infection and have dizziness i would suggest you let your md know or by eval by an ENT (urgently if you have hearing loss! as well). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can ear infection cause sleep loss, dizziness,reflux or G.I prob? Thank you. Can sleep loss cause dizziness?
No, do NOT drive: Your thinking processes and reaction times will be much slower and "clouded". No driving or operating machinery where a lapse in judgement could prove disastrous. ...Read more
I have a constant reoccuring ear infection that causes frequent ringing. Leading to dizziness and motion sickness. What home remedies are there?
Not an infection: You are describing meniere's syndrome not an ear infection. Meniere's syndrome is classically defined as intermittent tinnitus, vertigo and hearing loss. In the absence of significant pain which does not let up it is most not likely an infection. I'd recommend seeing an ENT when you are symptomatic for a good ear exam and hearing test. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can inner ear infection cause dizzy, muscle tension brain fog and then anxiety. I believe i was misdiagnosed with anxiety disorder given wrong meds?
Ear infection: Middle ear infections can cause pain and dizziness, and maybe a feeling of "brain fog" when acute. As you recover, these symptoms should subside. Muscle tension and anxiety are not usually features of ear infections, and could be features of generalized anxiety disorder or possibly others. "brain fog" is a very encompassing term, and needs further exploration. ...Read more
Can you tell me are the only ear infections that cause dizziness labyrinthitis and vestibular neuritis?
What could cause dizziness, lack of sleep, some confusion, very anxious, migrains. Had inner ear infection loss of hearing yrs ago. Feeling frustrated?
Multiple Symptoms: It is important to see your doctor to assess your medical conditions, then consult a mental health professional who can help you with your anxiety and how to reduce your overall tension levels. Try to use the anti anxiety app for daily supportive help. My best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have a ear infection and feeling quite dizzy. Is there anything i can do not to feel dizzy ?
Treat ear infection.: When ear has an infection your balance and dizziness are affected. This can lead to nausea and vomiting. Go to doctor get it treated. Dizziness medication can mask the symptoms of dizziness, but will not solve the problem. Infection clears, dizziness is expected to clear too. Meclizine (OTC for dizziness). ...Read more
Dizziness when bending over and it feels like it's rotating to one side. Does this mean I have an ear infection in that ear? Worried. Hate dizziness.
Need more info: When you say dizziness, do you mean lightheadedness (fainting) or spinning? Do you have nausea? Also, do you have ear pain, ringing in the ear or hearing loss? See your clinician to sort it out because the treatments are very different depending on the cause. Most dizziness, by the way, is not due to a febrile ear infection requiring antibiotics. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Maybe: There are three types of ear infections: outer ear - "swimmer's ear" - usually painful - not associated with dizziness; middle ear infection - typical infection that children get - usually painful - unlikely to cause any residual dizziness; inner ear infection - usually viral and not painful - may leave residual dizziness. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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