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Doctor insights on: Ear Drops Cause Severe Dizziness

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more


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My son just complained of dizziness and pain after I gave him swimmers ear drops (half vinegar and half alcohol). I would appreciate any suggestions?

My son just complained of dizziness and pain after I gave him swimmers ear drops (half vinegar and half alcohol). I would appreciate any suggestions?

Common: The dizziness is quite common if u put the ear drops which are very different in temperature from the surroundings. The pain is common if the ear canal is inflamed and irritated. You shd stop using the drops. Try it again one more time. If the symptoms recur you shd visit his doctor. If the pain was severe it wld be better if u go earlier and do not use the drops again till he is checked out. ...Read more

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Ear pain/pressure/dizzy x 5weeks. Ent gave ear drops (eardrums slight inflamed)/abx. No relief. Suggestions? Thanks

Ear pain/pressure/dizzy x 5weeks. Ent gave ear drops (eardrums slight inflamed)/abx. No relief. Suggestions? Thanks

Try decongestant: Your symptoms may be due to eustachian tube dysfunction, where the tubes that connect the middle ear to the back of the throat are blocked so pressure builds up in the middle ear. Decongestants like sudafed can help relieve the symptoms (as long as there is no reason you can't take decongestants such as uncontrolled high blood pressure). ...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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Have r 2 weeks now. Also in my ears so feel head dizzy. Dr has prescribed doxycycline, ear drops and betahistine. How long will it take to feel better?

Have r 2 weeks now. Also in my ears so feel head dizzy. Dr has prescribed doxycycline, ear drops and betahistine. How long will it take to feel better?

Ear infection: If in fact you have a bacterial infection then the antibiotics should have improved symptoms in under a week. You may have a condition that is not an infection, or an antibiotic resistant infection. Either way your doctor should be notified of current symptoms to make possible changes in your treatment. Call the doctor and explain your concerns with as accurate a history as you can remember. ...Read more

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Pressing on jaws approx an inch below ear causes severe dizziness. Could this be muscular?

Pressing on jaws approx an inch below ear causes severe dizziness. Could this be muscular?

Dizziness: Not really clear where you r pressing or how hard but your left and right carotid arteries could be in the region u describe and they supply oxygen to your brain. If you occlude blood flow you might get dizzy. Fyi. ...Read more

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Dizzy with severe headache went to several doctors and they can no reason for this problem. Ruled out ear problems what could cause this.

Dizzy with severe headache went to several doctors and they can no reason for this problem. Ruled out ear problems what could cause this.

Dizzy: Without delay please have your doctor refer you to a Psychologist. No you are not crazy but your doctors don't seem to be helping you.
Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Novacaine shot caused immediate pain in my ear and felt nauseous and dizzy almost passing out. Now severe ear pain especially at night. Cause?

Novacaine shot caused immediate pain in my ear and felt nauseous and dizzy almost passing out. Now severe ear pain especially at night. Cause?

Cause??: Your own dentist would be the best one to answer these questions as he\she knows you, your dental history & the specifics surrounding your last visit. Having said that, your initial reaction might have been psychogenic or a reaction to the injection. Your ear pain may be a result of TMD, related to your dental problem or completely unrelated such as an ear infection. Speak to your dentist first. ...Read more

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Causes for severe headache swishy noise in left ear. Very fatigue dizzy nausea at times speech gets slurred. Get up of mornings and feel run maraton?

Causes for severe headache swishy noise in left ear. Very fatigue dizzy nausea at times speech gets slurred. Get up of mornings and feel run maraton?

Tough case...: This is a tough case. Someone needs to see you face to face, do an exam, and possibly, do some tests to look at what is going on by your ear.

Sorry we can't give you the answers via texting. ...Read more

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Ear drops always give me really bad temporary Vertigo. Sometimes I vomit. Why is that?

Ear drops always give me really bad temporary Vertigo. Sometimes I vomit. Why is that?

Sensitive canal: Your balance apparatus is sensitive to temperature, so anything whether cold or warm relative to your skin get the balance apparatus going. Try to use it at the body temperature. That may help.

Good luck.. ...Read more

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I think I'm having trouble getting blood to my head cause I feel like my body is not working right bad headache severe dizziness what should I do?

I think I'm having trouble getting blood to my head cause I feel like my body is not working right bad headache severe dizziness what should I do?

Headaches (HA): Headaches can be due to: dehydration, migraines, new diabetes, viruses (ie, lyme), gluten sensitivity, narrow angles, autoimmune disorder, increased intracranial pressure, brain tumor. An neurologist, eyeMD, PCP can help check blood pressure, see why you are having HA & dizziness: more info: eyedoc2020.Blogspot. Com ...Read more

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What causes blood pressure to be normal and then drop suddenly causing pressure in the head, dizziness and blurred vision, while just sitting?

What causes blood pressure to be normal and then drop suddenly causing pressure in the head, dizziness and blurred vision, while just sitting?

Dizziness: If truly abrupt BP changes occur then the pathology lies in the control mechanisms "neurocardiogenic" or you have unusual hormonal condition;see a competent cardiovascular specialist ...Read more

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When I sit up, get electric-like head tingling, head pressure, dizzy, air-flow noise, sharp pains in head then severe migraine. What could cause that?

When I sit up, get electric-like head tingling, head pressure, dizzy, air-flow noise, sharp pains in head then severe migraine. What could cause that?

R/O MIGRAINE: The 4 basic headaches are Tension, Sinus, migraine and cluster. MIGRAINES can have a PRODROME beforehand. Rest /ice and a darkened room may help. Also a NSAID like Aleve (naproxen) /daypro. /Triptans. HI FLOW O2. Meditation/Yoga/Biofeedback. GF DIET WHOLEAPPROACH. Com You need a full exam an blood work to be through. If symptoms worsen seek medical evaluation ...Read more

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What can cause ringing in an ear and dizziness?

What can cause ringing in an ear and dizziness?

Ringing and Dizzynes: Please see an ENT specialist or otologist for answers. There are a number of possibilities including benign tumors. Find answers! ...Read more

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Can earbuds impact wax in ears & cause dizziness?

Can earbuds impact wax in ears & cause dizziness?

Yes and no: Ear buds and especially ear plugs have the ability to press wax deeper into the ear canal. If this happens the wax may not easily fall out on its own. Despite this, dizziness is uncommon. Although some people will consider ear pressure or plugging which is common with wax impaction to feel like dizziness, true dizziness is usually characterized by imbalance, spinning, or disorientation. ...Read more

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Reasons for dizziness other than ear related causes?

Reasons for dizziness other than ear related causes?

Many others: Blood pressure and heart problems, migraines, medications, as well as ear related causes can make you feel dizzy. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden dizziness been having it for a couple weeks now also get rigging in the ears?

What could cause sudden dizziness been having it for a couple weeks now also get rigging in the ears?

Many reasons: There are a multitude of maladies that may cause dizziness such as problems with your inner ear structures, viral illness, and medications. Try to identify triggers of your dizziness and see a physician if they persist. ...Read more

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What is an inner ear disturbance and could it cause dizziness?

What is an inner ear disturbance and could it cause dizziness?

Labyrinth: The outer ear is considered the pinna, ear canal, and ear drum. The middle ear consists of three small bones with a connection to the back of the throat. The inner ear is two parts, the cochlea that contains hair cells that respond to sound waves and the labyrinth that is fluid filled and responds to movement. If this movement detector is damaged or inflammed you will feel dizzy with vertigo. ...Read more

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Can fluid in your ear cause dizziness and headaches?

Can fluid in your ear cause dizziness and headaches?

Middle ear effusion: In general, fluid in the middle ear should not cause dizziness or headache. It definitely causes hearing loss in the affected ear. There are many other causes for dizziness or headache. You need to be evaluated by your primary care doctor, possibly an otolaryngologist, and possibly a neurologist. ...Read more

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What cause pain in head and left ear and dizziness?

What cause pain in head and left ear and dizziness?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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What causes sensitivity to heat? If I get too hot, I get nauseous dizzy and buzzing in my ears.

What causes sensitivity to heat? If I get too hot, I get nauseous dizzy and buzzing in my ears.

Several things: If this is a "new" condition for you then, a couple of things to consider. One would be hormonal, most commonly thyroid gland. There is also a phenomenon of heat intolerance in conditions which can affect the brain or spinal cord referred to collectively as demyelinating diseases. Also, sweating abnormalities resulting in the body's inability to properly cool itself can be a problem. ...Read more

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Can boil in ear cause dizziness?

Usually, no; but may: A boil in the ear (skin of the ear canal), a furuncle, can be painful, but would usually not cause vertigo (spinning). While vertigo can be interpreted as 'dizziness', 'dizziness' is a very vague/nonspecific symptom. The pain of an ear canal boil/furuncle could cause lightheadedness. Recommend medical exam (e.g. Ent or otology md), for evaluation & possible incision/drainage and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can a plugged ear cause dizziness?

Can a plugged ear cause dizziness?

Hmmm: Ear wax impaction does not typically cause dizziness, but have your ENT remove it just in case. They may be able to help with the dizziness even it it isn't related to the plugged ear. ...Read more

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I have fluid in my ears can it cause dizziness?

I have fluid in my ears can it cause dizziness?

Yes: It certainly can. It can upset your vestibular system, and cause dizziness. Be seen by your physician for a diagnosis. ...Read more