Is it normal for an inner ear infection to make your head feel like it's under pressure?

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.
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.

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I've been feeling dizzy while sitting and walking for months. Can this be a ear infection? Stress? Or optical? Blood pressure is controlled

There are a # of. Possible reasons for dizziness. Your conditions indicate "fatigue, hopeless ; poor concentration" ; you mentioned stress? Have you felt depressed? At this point i would see your regular physician -as there many plausible causes - it will just need to be worked up. Take care. Read more...
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Help please! Is dizziness and ear ringing normal with inner ear infection?

Perhaps. An inner ear infection is extraordinarily rare and is either from meningitis or acute otitis media that has spread, to the inner ear causing deafness and profound vertigo. If you really did have an inner ear infection i would expect you to, have these and other symptoms such as deafness. Mild dizziness and tinnitus are common in otitis media and usually resolve as the fluid behind the drum resolves. Read more...