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Dr diagnosed me with frontal sinus infection cause I am having dizziness and feel like floor bounces. Why does it do it worse in tiny rooms?

Dr diagnosed me with frontal sinus infection cause I am having dizziness and feel like floor bounces. Why does it do it worse in tiny rooms?

Vertigo: Dizziness and vertigo go hand in hand. With inflammation of the inner ear that can be the result of sinus problems, can get these symptoms. Because of the problem in the inner ear, the brain finds it hard to coordinate visual cues with those related to gravity and orientation. The small room may be worse because your balance system is more "stressed" visually. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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I had sinus infection which was detected in mri. I have dizziness/ vertigo which prompted mri. Are these related? How longit will be for vertigo to go

I had sinus infection which was detected in mri. I have dizziness/ vertigo which prompted mri. Are these related? How longit will be for vertigo to go

Maybe: If you have congestion causing inflammation of your eustation tubes or fluid in your ear this may lead to vertigo. They could be unrelated. It is rare to see the cause of vertigo on mri. No way of knowing when it will resolve without knowing cause. ...Read more

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How long does a sinus infection make u dizzy?

How long does a sinus infection make u dizzy?

6 weeks??: Sinusitis, as well as many viruses, can cause a labyrinthitis, that results in dizziness. This can last sometimes as long as 6 weeks, with symptoms sometimes severe enough that people look drunk when they try to walk or have nausea with it like being seasick! It is important to see your doctor, to rule out something else & diagnose you, and there are some medications that can help the symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr says I have a frontal sinus infection which is causing my dizziness. Was wondering if saltwater would be ok to use to help clean out my sinuses?

Dr says I have a frontal sinus infection which is causing my dizziness. Was wondering if saltwater would be ok to use to help clean out my sinuses?

Maybe: Saltwater spray will help clean the nasal passages, but won't do anything with an infection. You need antibiotics or other therapies that is recommended by your doctor. That's check with him or her definitive answer. ...Read more

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I am on round 5 of meds for a sinus infection last 2 days I have been really dizzy, so dizzy the room spins. Is this normal? Having sinuplasty feb 25.

I am on round 5 of meds for a sinus infection last 2 days I have been really dizzy, so dizzy the room spins. Is this normal? Having sinuplasty feb 25.

Vertigo is: What you are describing, I think. It comes from inflammation or infection in the semi-circular canal, which maintains your balance. It is not normal. Notify your ENT so he can prescribe medication for you. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing dizziness since February, I've gotten all lab tests done and treated for sinus infection. It comes and goes can it be anxiety?

I've been experiencing dizziness since February, I've gotten all lab tests done and treated for sinus infection. It comes and goes can it be anxiety?

Dizziness: Anxiety can cause dizziness. This can occur if the individual has an upset stomach as a part of the clinical picture. What is occurring is that the body is placing more blood around the stomach and, since the brain is the primary user of blood, the individual feels dizzy as a response. The brain is signaling that it wants the person to lie down to equalize the blood in the body. ...Read more

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Will a sinus infection cause dizziness and lightheaded feeling?

Will a sinus infection cause dizziness and lightheaded feeling?

Possible: If the sinus infection extends into the labyrinthine portion of the middle ear it can create vertigo. What you are describing, however, sounds like benign positional hypotension. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection cause migraines and dizziness and confusion?

It can, but. .....: It can, but you need to see your pcp for further evaluation and to rule out more serious issues, like a brain tumor for example. ...Read more

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Will ginger root help with dizziness from sinus infection or allergies?

Will ginger root help with dizziness from sinus infection or allergies?

Possibly: Dizziness is a common symptom & often it's hard to find the cause. Neither sinus infections or allergies are common causes of dizziness:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/dizziness/basics/causes/con-20023004
Ginger has been shown to help with dizziness from motion sickness.It may or may not help for other causes but is safe to try.
Try to find cause. Acupuncture & homeopathy may help. ...Read more

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If I have a sinus infection can I use saline solution because I feel dizzy and congested?

If I have a sinus infection can I use saline solution because I feel dizzy and congested?

Sinus infection: Yes saline spray is great stuff. If you have been feeling bad for about a week you should probably be on antibiotics. ...Read more

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Does a sinus infection cause dizziness and a lightheaded feeling when you walk?

Does a sinus infection cause dizziness and a lightheaded feeling when you walk?

Possible: Any upper respiratory infection can affect the middle ear and create such symptoms, but if this persists, please see your doctor for a specific diagnosis. Hope you get better. ...Read more

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Would a sinus infection cause nosebleeds? I get dizzy throughout day and a nosebleed in afternoon for 5 days now, what do I do?

Would a sinus infection cause nosebleeds? I get dizzy throughout day and a nosebleed in afternoon for 5 days now, what do I do?

You: Probably will not bleed enough from a sinus infection to cause light headiness. With sinuses, sometimes balance mechanism in inner ear get involved. Blood also comes from broken capillaries in your nasal passages. Recommend see ENT if bleeding persist. ...Read more

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I went on a cruise a couple weeks ago and have been dizzy/off balance since and now my ears are hurting could it just be I have a sinus infection that?

I went on a cruise a couple weeks ago and have been dizzy/off balance since and now my ears are hurting could it just be I have a sinus infection that?

See an ENT: Or start with your primary care doctor. Sounds like you may have a middle ear infection or central nervous system issue and this can only be diagnosed by history, exam and testing. ...Read more

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My primary put me on omnicef (cefdinir) for a sinus infection but I feel weak and shaky is that normal from this medication? Also feel a lil dizzy? Short breath

My primary put me on omnicef (cefdinir) for a sinus infection but I feel weak and shaky is that normal from this medication? Also feel a lil dizzy? Short breath

Sinusitis: A sinus infection can make you dizzy, an infection can make you feel weak. But none of these are from omnicef (cefdinir). If you are not feeling better, call your doctor, there may be something else going on. ...Read more

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Went to my dr today with symptoms of dizziness and she said frontal sinus infection and I passed the nuerological test. Does this mean inner ear ok?

Most likely: Since you were examined by a physician, and did not complain of your vertigo, rather than nonspecific dizziness, I would suppose that the inner ear function is normal. Recommend passing the specific question to your doctor. ...Read more

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I've taken 1 500mg of clarithromycin today for sinus infection that won't go away feel sick and dizzy should I continue had doxycycline before?

I've taken 1 500mg of clarithromycin today for sinus infection that won't go away feel sick and dizzy should I continue had doxycycline before?

Call your doctor: If clarithromycin makles you feel sick and dizzy, stop the medicine and call your physician, who can make changes in your drugs. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a sinus infection in left ear. Could this cause dizziness, feeling lightheaded, and tremors.

I was diagnosed with a sinus infection in left ear. Could this cause dizziness, feeling lightheaded, and tremors.

Ear infection: Greetings. Your sinus infection can and will cause inflammation to be delivered to the ear via the Eustachian tube. The dizziness and other ear symptoms will occur. See your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more

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Do ear drops ever reach the eustachian tubes? I have what we thought was an ear infection that ended up being a sinus infection.

Do ear drops ever reach the eustachian tubes? I have what we thought was an ear infection that ended up being a sinus infection.<enter dizziness wow!

Should not: Drops into the external ear canal will not reach the eustachian tubes unless the tympanic membrane (ear drum) is perforated. It is not uncommon for a person with an upper respiratory infection to have it affect the sinuses, middle ear, and so on. ...Read more

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I had mono went back to the doctor and she didn't see a virus anymore. I still feel dizzy with hearing loss could this be a sinus infection from mono?

I had mono went back to the doctor and she didn't see a virus anymore. I still feel dizzy with hearing loss could this be a sinus infection from mono?

Dizzy, hearing loss: Those issues may be somewhat unrelated to mononucleosis. If you had upper respiratory symptoms with the mono, then may be related. I would suggest seeing an otolaryngologist at this point to sort things our further, get a good head/neck exam, and possibly hearing testing. ...Read more

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I have sinus infection have been on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds after 3 days I got dizzy for about 10-15 min. Took terbutaline 2.5 and abuterol 2 hrs before b/p 126/62?

I have sinus infection have been on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds after 3 days I got dizzy for about 10-15 min. Took terbutaline 2.5 and abuterol 2 hrs before b/p 126/62?

OK: Good luck. Finish the full course of Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Possibly the Albuterol and or terbutaline made you dizzy, BP is not bad. Be sure to make an appt with your Dr. If the dizziness returns or you do not feel better. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've been on zithromax since 1/21 for inner ear and sinus infection, but still have the dizziness, when will it go away or could it be a brain tumor?

Ear infection: Inner ear infections can affect balance. This is a complex system and usually will recover slower than the actual infection, sometimes as long as 3-4 weeks. If symptoms persist longer than this timeframe, reevaluation is indicated by your treating physician. Brain tumors of the inner ear can cause dizziness as a presenting symptom, but most of these tumors present with hearing loss. ...Read more

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I have nasal congestion, tightness in my forehead. And when I walk the floor feels like it's moving up & down. Not dizzy or spinning. Sinus infection?

Possible: Sinus infection can cause your symptoms and if there is no obstruction at the sinus openings, you should consult an allergist-immunologist to work you up for possible immune deficiency. ...Read more

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Sinus infection 2 days ago on levaquin (levofloxacin), now my eyes are blood shot, hurting, throat hurts, head hurts, dizzy! Should I go back to dr or is this ok?

Sinus infection 2 days ago on levaquin (levofloxacin), now my eyes are blood shot, hurting, throat hurts, head hurts, dizzy! Should I go back to dr or is this ok?

Sinus infection.: This is not ok. You should definitely go back to see your doctor and should make contact as soon as possible.
As soon as you are well you should find a way to stop smoking as this will cause you increasing problems and disease. ...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?

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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Suffering from chronic dizziness, heavy head, face swelling when subjected to cold air or cold drink, doctors mentioned no sinus infection observed?

Suffering from chronic dizziness, heavy head, face swelling when subjected to cold air or cold drink, doctors mentioned no sinus infection observed?

See an ENT doctor: And possibly a neurologist. There has to be a reason for these symptoms and this should be diagnosed effectively by experts in this area. ...Read more

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On Levquin for a sinus infection and also put on escitalopram 10mg. Woke during night with feelings of skin burning and dizzy what could cause this?

On Levquin for a sinus infection and also put on escitalopram 10mg. Woke during night with feelings of skin burning and dizzy what could cause this?

Levaquin/escitalolop: One of the potential side effects of Lexapro (escitalopram) is paresthesia, which is a tingling, burning sensation. Leg pain is also a potential side effect. Most people don't experience these side effects, but they do occur in a small percentage of persons taking Lexapro (escitalopram). The sensations can also be due to or exacerbated by an anxiety condition. The medication effects are expected to diminish with time. See a Dr ...Read more

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Experiencing dizziness and lightheadedness but no ear pain. Could this still be an ear or sinus infection causing it?

Experiencing dizziness and lightheadedness but no ear pain. Could this still be an ear or sinus infection causing it?

Yes and other things: The symptoms you list are shared in common with a multitude of illnesses. This could be the early stages of a viral illness, blood pressure issues, blood sugar issues, etc. If you have a recurrent pattern of ear or sinus issues, this may be an early sign, but it is to non-specific to be the only choices. ...Read more

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Sinus infection symptoms. Feeling dizzy/almost nauseous from blowing nose so much. Also increase Zoloft (sertraline) dosage...Is dizziness/nasea normal with this?

Assoc with sinus: Sinus issues can affect inner ear, which can cause dizziness and nausea, but so can change in your zoloft (sertraline) dosage. Call your doc to discuss, and maybe get treated. ...Read more

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Been having each ache, sinus pressure, face pain, nasal drainiage, ears feel plugged up, dizzy/lightheaded, fatigue, headache for 3-4 weeks. Could this be sinus infection?

Been having each ache, sinus pressure, face pain, nasal drainiage, ears feel plugged up, dizzy/lightheaded, fatigue, headache for 3-4 weeks. Could this be sinus infection?

Sinus: Yes sounds like you may have an infection. When you have the symptoms you describe for 3-4 weeks, this is probably a real sinus infection as aposed to what most people think when they have it for 2-3 days. At this point antibiotics are most likely needed, see your doc. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more