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

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

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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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?

Drainage: To promote drainage from your inflamed sinuses, warm salt water nasal irrigations are helpful. Also warm applications to the forehead and cheeks and/or steam inhalations can be effective. ...Read more

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I went on a cruise a couple weeks ago and have been dizzy/off balance since and now my ears are hurting could it just be I have a sinus infection that?

I went on a cruise a couple weeks ago and have been dizzy/off balance since and now my ears are hurting could it just be I have a sinus infection that?

See an ENT: Or start with your primary care doctor. Sounds like you may have a middle ear infection or central nervous system issue and this can only be diagnosed by history, exam and testing. ...Read more

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My primary put me on omnicef (cefdinir) for a sinus infection but i feel weak and shaky is that normal from this medication? Also feel a lil dizzy? Short breath

My primary put me on omnicef (cefdinir) for a sinus infection but i feel weak and shaky is that normal from this medication?  Also feel a lil dizzy? Short breath

Sinusitis: A sinus infection can make you dizzy, an infection can make you feel weak. But none of these are from omnicef (cefdinir). If you are not feeling better, call your doctor, there may be something else going on. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Infection (Definition)

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


Dr. Sewa Legha
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more