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How does sinus infections affect the inner ear leading to imbalance and dizzyness?

How does sinus infections affect the inner ear leading to imbalance and dizzyness?

Interrelated: Your sinuses and ears are connected inside your head. So sinus congestion, infection and stuffiness can affect the pressure in your ears. This in turn can cause an imbalance and dizziness. If you are suffering, get to an ENT dr. ...Read more

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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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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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I have constant dizziness/vertigo/imbalance, r ear pain, nausea after 10 flights. I had abnormal vemp test & CT scan showing extremely thin bone on my superior sc canal. Can this cause my symptoms?

I have constant dizziness/vertigo/imbalance, r ear pain, nausea after 10 flights. I had abnormal vemp test & CT scan showing extremely thin bone on my superior sc canal. Can this cause my symptoms?

Yes: This sounds like superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome. For the affected ear, you can often can hear your eyes moving in your head or internal noises like creaking joints, or your heartbeat-called autophony. You can be sensitive to loud sounds. Certainly vertigo is possible. You need discuss with your doctor about whether surgery is advised. It can solve the problem quite effectively. ...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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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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Headaches, dizzy, nauseated, ringing in the ears?

Headaches, dizzy, nauseated, ringing in the ears?

It is time to see: A neurologist. Neurologists specialize in disease of and damage to the nervous system. Re.: make an appointment with your primary care physician to discuss whether a visit to a neurologist is warranted. Hope it helps... ...Read more

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I have headaches ringing in my ears dizzy nauseated and forgetfull?

It is time to see: A neurologist. Neurologists specialize in disease of and damage to the nervous system. Re.: make an appointment with your primary care physician to discuss whether a visit to a neurologist is warranted. ...Read more

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Can boil in ear cause dizziness?

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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What good for inner ear dizziness?

Meclizine: Meclizine, 25mg is available over the counter as a possible relief. If this does not work, or you are having other symptoms such as deafness at the time of dizziness, or tinnitus (ringing) then you should be evaluated by an ENT specialist to rule out more serious issues. ...Read more

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