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What is inner ear weakness?

What is inner ear weakness?

Reduced function: This indicates that one inner ear is not functioning normally, so it is called weakness of the vestibular system. This is usually determined by a vng (video nystagmogram). ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain, but with ice, time, rest, & activity modification they heal over a few weeks, 3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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What causes of inner ear pain be?

What causes of inner ear pain be?

Could be infection: See an ENT doctor or your primary care for them to look in your ear. An infection can be treated with an antibiotic. ...Read more

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How ents check inner ear problem?

How ents check inner ear problem?

Tests: If the problem is hearing, we order a hearing test. If the problem is balance, there is an array of vestibular testing that we can order (vng or eng). These test can test if your balance disorder is due to your vestibular system or is it related to something else related to your brain. Also it can tell is which side you are the problem is on. ...Read more

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What good for inner ear dizziness?

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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What could be cause of inner ear pain?

What could be cause of inner ear pain?

Several thongs: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How to know if I have worms in my inner ear?

How to know if I have worms in my inner ear?

Unlikely: Unless hole in drum?
Or some kind of worm from oral cavity to go up Eustachian tube.
Maybe an ent will advise.
I have heard of many things but not this. ...Read more

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What to do if I have constant inner ear pain?

What to do if I have constant inner ear pain?

Pain meds first: If you have severe pain, try some pain medications first. Usually over the counter Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen works well. Anything stronger will need a prescription. You should see your primary doctor or an ENT specialist to determine the cause of your ear pain as well. ...Read more

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Would inner ear issues show up on Romberg test?

Would inner ear issues show up on Romberg test?

Not Romberg: Romberg sign is present if one is unsteady with eyes closed and feet together vs eyes open. It indicates either posterior column dysfunction in the spinal cord or large fiber neuropathy in the legs. The most common cause nowadays is B12 deficiency (It used to be neurosyphilis) ...Read more

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What to do if I have excruciating inner ear pain!?

Pain Meds First: If you have severe pain, try some pain medications first. Usually over the counter Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen works well. Anything stronger will need a prescription. You should see your primary doctor or an ENT specialist to determine the cause of your ear pain as well. ...Read more

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Does all inner ear disorders come with nystagmus?

Does all inner ear disorders come with nystagmus?

Inner ear: All inner ear disorders do not come with nystagmus. You have to differentiate cochlear and vestibular problems which are both of the inner ear. Cochlear problems cause hearing loss and vestibular problems cause vertigo. Nystagmus is the eye responding to vestibular problems of the inner ear in some cases. Central neurologic problems which do not involve inner ear can cause nystagmus, as well. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have constant inner ear pain?

What should I do if I have constant inner ear pain?

Chronic ear pain: Is usually initially evaluated by your primary care practitioner, and often referred to an ENT (ear nose and throat) specialist. ...Read more

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Why do I get inner ear pain when I lay on my sides?

Direct pressure: Some patients have temporomandibular joint pain which can elicit tenderness when lying on ones side. Very few patients have actual inner ear pain, and it is just felt inside as it is referred from another area. ...Read more

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Bump in inner ear filled with puss, what can cause this?

Bump in inner ear filled with puss, what can cause this?

Bacterial infection: A bump in the ear canal filled with pus would be a skin infection and would need to be treated with an antibiotic and possibly drainage of the lesion. ...Read more

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I'm wondering can the sinuses affect the inner ear part?

I'm wondering can the sinuses affect the inner ear part?

Rarely: Sinus infection and middle ear infection may co-exist with the cause being an upper respiratory tract viral infection. However, it is not common for sinusitis and inner ear disease to co-exist. Inner ear infection should lead to vertigo and/or inner ear hearing loss. Do you have the latter symptoms? ...Read more

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Inner ear itching, some times a bit wet. What can it be?

Inner ear itching, some times a bit wet. What can it be?

Infection: May be an infection of the outer ear passage called otitis external. You could try some drops containing alcohol which you can get from your pharmacist. However it may be more prudent to see your doctor to get a definitive diagnosis. Good Luck ...Read more

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Could loud noise cause damage to inner ear? Or just eardrum?

Could loud noise cause damage to inner ear? Or just eardrum?

Yes: Loud noise - whether just one episode or sustained - can definitely damage the inner ear and is one of the single most prevalent causes of non-age-related or congenital hearing loss. Hearing protection and precautions are extremely important - even with everyday devices like headphones. If you area concerned about hearing loss, please see an audiologist and/or and ent. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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 to do if I have got an itchy inner ear, what should I do?

What to do if I have got an itchy inner ear, what should I do?

Checkup: Best to see your otolaryngologist. This may be due to eczema in the ear canal, impacted wax, or other causes. ...Read more

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I can't walk a straight line. Should I check my inner ear health?

I can't walk a straight line. Should I check my inner ear health?

Imbalance & brain: Persistent inability to walk a straight line could have multiple causes, including vision changes, brain abnormalities and inner ear. Age plays a role in some balance related issues.
Best to seek evaluation from your primary care provider to begin investigating if you have other symptoms and what the most likely cause is. ...Read more

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What symptoms may be if I have problem/infection in my inner ear?

What symptoms may be if I have problem/infection in my inner ear?

Inner ear infection: The inner ear has 2 primary functions: hearing and balance. With an inner ear infection, you could have problems with hearing or balance or both. Sometimes, inner ear infection can extend to the cerebrospinal fluid and you can develop symptoms of meningitis. This could cause neck stiffness, sensitivity to light or sound, headache. Other general signs of infection include fevers and chills. ...Read more

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My inner ear twitches all the time. Why is this and how can I stop it?

Stapedial spasm: Your middle ear space, that is the area behind your ear drum has two muscles. They can twitch like other muscles in the body. Conditions such s much caffeine can aggravate it. To minimize, avoid triggers. Other options, seek your ent. ...Read more

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If someone failed a nuerological test, would that mean inner ear problem?

If someone failed a nuerological test, would that mean inner ear problem?

Need more info: Really need more information about what neurological test was performed and cannot say whether there is an inner ear problem. ...Read more

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Can I have fluid in the middle ear and an inner ear disorder at same time?

Can I have fluid in the middle ear and an inner ear disorder at same time?

Yes: You can have both of those things at the same time, independent of each other. ...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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What to do if I feel like there is water dripping in my left inner ear. Any remedies?

What to do if I feel like there is water dripping in my left inner ear. Any remedies?

See your ENT doctor: See your ENT doctor, you may have an infection. Be very careful sticking things in your ear to dry it out. You will be in big trouble if you poke a hole in your ear drum. ...Read more

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


Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more