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Motion Sickness Caused Deafness
Absolutely: Avoid reading in the car and playing cards. Activities that involve focusing on a stationary object will create confusion for the brain, which can "sense" movement but not "see" it. The "conflict" between what is "sensed" and what is actually being "seen" is what causes the motion sickness. Sitting in the front passenger's seat can also prevent motion sickness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Jerky frame movements, rapidly flashing lights, fast action (like car chases), and movements like roller coaster or falling sequences can cause motion sickness in some people, especially if the visual takes up more & more of your field of vision in which you lose your fixed frames of reference and so your brain is confused about position and gravity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Motion sickness: Cause is still debated but it is basically a conflict between sensory systems. For example, car sickness is caused by your eyes (which are looking at interior of car and environment is not moving) whereas the fluid in your ear (maintains balance) feels motion of the car. ...Read more
Motion sickness: One theory is that it functions as defense mechanism against neurotoxins. The area postrema in the brain is responsible for inducing vomiting when poisons are detected, & for resolving conflict between vision & balance. When feeling motion but not seeing it, the inner ear transmits to the brain that it senses motion, but the eyes tell the brain that everything is still, hence brain responds by vo. ...Read more
Yes: Migraines can have some of the symptoms of motion sickness including nasea and headache complaints and can be triggered by motion type events. Nevertheless, a trained professional should be able to seperate the two. Regardless, avoiding the offending event or taking over the counter medications as appropriate prior to the event should be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Endolymphatic Hydrops cause 24/7 rocking/jerking dizziness instead of episodic spinning? Bilat Conductive hearing loss ECOG Left .36 Right .39
Sounds Good to me: I would guess that though you have 24/7 rocking/jerking dizziness that there are SPIKES of significant worsening of those symptoms....and that's where I would place your ACUTE EPISODES of Meniere's or whatever you'd like to call it. That's almost like my headache patients who have CONSTANT HEADACHES but there are episodes where it gets HORRIBLE....those can definitely be migraines! Make sense? ...Read more
Do sea bands significantly interfere with vestibular compensation (from allergic inflammation and not motion sickness)?
No: Sea bands are supposed to work via acupressure to reduce the symptom of nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness. They don't in theory affect vestibular function , so no problem there. Allergic inflammation and its affect on dizziness and labyrinthitis is controversial, but the sea bands should not influence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are motion sickness tablets effective for nausea caused from playing video games or carnival rides?
Yes . But why: They very well may help, but why take a medication when the stimulus can be avoided. ...Read more
Tinnitus from explosion- severe ringing. Prescribed by ENT-prednisone day 4- hearing loss confirmed. Will the ringing ever stop?
Ringing: Great and tough question. Hard to know. Noise induced ear trauma can go on for a long time. Putting you on prednisone was a good idea in view of the hearing loss. Avoid aspirin, caffeine ( in large amounts), chocolate and ibuprofen which can make it worse. hang in there ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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