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How Long Does Inner Ear Dizziness Last
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
Etiology: Almost all middle ear infections result from a viral infection in the back of the nose. This, in turn causes swelling of the tube that connects the back of the nose to the middle ear space. The virus should be eliminated in about 7 to 10 days. However, at your age of 44, a bacterial superinfection may require an antibiotic and may last for many weeks. See an ENT doc for evaluation. ...Read more
Vertigo: Typically can last 1 to 2 weeks but some folks suffer longer than others. ...Read more
I have pulsatile tinnitus and hearing loss from an middle ear or inner infection. It still feels full and echos when I walk? How long does it last?
Otitis media: After a middle ear infection, fluid in the middle ear takes a while to drain through the eustachian tube. It could take several weeks to clear. However, the symptoms of pulsatile tinnitus and hearing loss could indicate an inner ear or central neurologic/vascular problem, which requires that you see and ENT doctor for full exam and testing. There could be other problems that need to be evaluated. ...Read more
Do not worry: The symptoms of stiff neck and tinnitus (ringing awareness in the ears) may be only a viral infection. There is an entity called cervical vertigo which is related to inflammation of the neck muscles which can rarely cause the perception of sound in the ears. Try heat to the neck and an anti-inflammatory drug. If not relieved see a physiatrist (dr. Of physical medicine). ...Read more
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