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I've had vertigo for 1 1/2 wks, slight pain in ear. Assuming inner ear infection. On amoxicillin. Day 3. Still dizzy. How long do they norm last?

I've had vertigo for 1 1/2 wks, slight pain in ear. Assuming inner ear infection. On amoxicillin. Day 3. Still dizzy. How long do they norm last?

Vertigo: Vertigo has many causes but generally there's no pain with it. Sounds like you may have a middle ear infection which can cause pain and vertigo Antibiotics take 5 to 6 days to work. Drink lots of water. No alcohol. Hang in there. See an ENT if it doesn't get better ...Read more

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Inner Ear (Definition)

The inner ear refers to that part of the ear where mechanical sound energy is transferred to electrical signals that are then sent through nerves to the brain. It also refers to the part of the ear that assists in the regulation of balance. The inner ear includes the cochlea (hearing) and ...Read more


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Diagnosed by ENT with bacterial inner ear infection have dizziness for eight days now, some days worse than others. Will it ever go away and how long?

Diagnosed by ENT with bacterial inner ear infection have dizziness for eight days now, some days worse than others. Will it ever go away and how long?

Yrs: It will get better. It takes time for your inner ear to heal and for your body to adjust to any effect like this in the inner ear. If you continue to have dizziness, vestibular testing and rehabilitation can be helpful. ...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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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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I need to know what's an inner ear disturbance and does it cause dizziness?

I need to know what's an inner ear disturbance and does it cause dizziness?

Rocks in head: We have little rocks in our head, called otoliths. As they roll around as our head moves, they stimulate little hairs which the brain interprets so that we have a sense of balance. If the stones can't move because of fluid, pus or bacteria, our sense of balance is affected. ...Read more

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My husband has dizziness issues & dr. Said it was inner ear not working at proper level. Meds. Don't work is there anything else it could be?

Multiple causes: While the inner ear can cause dizziness, it can also be caused by the nerve to the inner ear or by problems in the brainstem. A neurologist can help identify the culprit and guide treatment with medications or physical therapy. ...Read more

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Can inner ear disorders cause dizziness?

Can inner ear disorders cause dizziness?

Yes: Your inner ear is responsible for balance and hearing. Any condition affecting the inner ear can affect these two fucntions. ...Read more

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Does constant dizziness mean that I have an inner ear problem?

Does constant dizziness mean that I have an inner ear problem?

Dizzy: Dizziness is one of those words that can mean different things to different people. Vertigo can have one cause and lightheadedness can have another. If you are lightheaded I would recommend seeing a doctor. Vertigo will usually resolvs on its own after a week or so but see a doctor if it continues. If you are lightheaded then I would recommend seeing a doctor soon. ...Read more

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Does an inner ear problem cause more symptoms then just dizziness?

Does an inner ear problem cause more symptoms then just dizziness?

Inner ear: The inner ear has two main functions: hearing and balance. If you have an inner ear disorder, you can have dizziness alone, hearing loss alone or both. Sometimes, people with inner ear disorders will have increased sensitivities to noises, too. ...Read more

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What can cause me to be dizzy once or twice a week. Could it be inner ear. Should I worry?

What can cause me to be dizzy once or twice a week. Could it be inner ear. Should I worry?

Many causes: There are many causes of dizziness. Inner ear dizziness feels like spinning, and it can be dangerous but usually isn't. If it feels more like lightheadedness (faint) then dehydration or heart problems can be to blame. Many people just feel dizzy for no detectable reason. See a doctor to start figuring it out. ...Read more

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I suffer from inner ear trouble and now and then it flares up and makes my head feel lighthed and dizzy. What should ido?

Try vestibular PT: This would certainly warrant treatment from an ENT or your primary care doctor, but particularly if the symptoms worsen first you want to get a definitive diagnosis of the cause of your vertigo or inner ear trouble. Vestibular pt is a branch of physical therapy where you can be taught specific maneuvers to help alleviate the dizziness and either of the above can refer you to a good one. ...Read more

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Are there really definitive tests that show an inner ear fluid buildup that may result in dizziness as a main physical symtom?

Are there really definitive tests that show an inner ear fluid buildup that may result in dizziness as a main physical symtom?

Some: Tympanometry testing can tell if there is fluid in the middle ear, which can cause dizziness. The inner ear, however, is a little more involved to test as there are a number of tests to do to fully assess the inner ear as it is nearly impossible to access. There are different hearing and nerve tests that can be done, but I'm not sure one could definitively tell you there's fluid in the inner ear. ...Read more

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Experiences dizziness and the feeling of being unable to stand. Doesn't feel room spinning. Travels, often jetlagged. High trigly. Inner ear issue?

Experiences dizziness and the feeling of being unable to stand. Doesn't feel room spinning. Travels, often jetlagged. High trigly. Inner ear issue?

Probably: Vertigo or Meniere's disease. Patient will need ENT evaluation, vertigo testing and a medical workup to include blood testing and cardiac evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do inner ear disorders make you dizzy?

Why do inner ear disorders make you dizzy?

Balance organ: The inner ear contains both the organ of hearing and an older system called the vestibular system. Injury to the vestibular system usually causes the symptom of vertigo (spinning sensation). This critical system normally functions to orient your head in space and head to the rest of the body. Probably, the most common reason for an injury to this balance system is a viral infection. ...Read more

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Inner ear pressure leading to dizziness. What can cause this?

Inner ear pressure leading to dizziness. What can cause this?

See an ENT doc: This could be meniere's disease. There are 4 symptoms that characterize this: intermittent verigo associated with pressure in the ear, ringing in the ear, and hearing loss. The episodes last less than 24 hours and are recurrent. You should see an ENT doc to accurately diagnose your condition. ...Read more

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What can I do?! I'm experiencing inner ear pain and severe dizziness?

See a physician: Unfortunately, there are many conditions that can cause those symptoms, from very mild (like ear infections, sinus infections, etc.) to more serious. Balance and dizziness problems are often due to conditions in the inner ear, but not always. It also depends what you are doing at the time (rest, with activity, etc.). I would absolutely recommend seeing your physician. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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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