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Is it normal for an inner ear infection to make your head feel like it's under pressure?
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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Not usually
Inner ear infections usually cause dizziness and hearing loss.
Middle ear infections may cause pressure in the affected ear, but are also usually associated with decreased hearing and pain.

In brief: Not usually
Inner ear infections usually cause dizziness and hearing loss.
Middle ear infections may cause pressure in the affected ear, but are also usually associated with decreased hearing and pain.
Dr. Neil Giddings
Dr. Neil Giddings
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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Normally, air at the same pressure is present on both sides of the ear drum. With an inner ear infection, the space behind the ear drum is closed off to the outside, allowing fluid, infection, and pressure to build up.
Once the infection clears, everything usually returns to normal. See your doctor if the pressure remains.

In brief: Yes
Normally, air at the same pressure is present on both sides of the ear drum. With an inner ear infection, the space behind the ear drum is closed off to the outside, allowing fluid, infection, and pressure to build up.
Once the infection clears, everything usually returns to normal. See your doctor if the pressure remains.
Dr. Mark Patterson
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