Could an ear infection cause dizziness?

Certainly can. An ear infection certainly can cause dizziness, though it is not the only possible cause. Dizziness, or vertigo, can occur from various conditions, so details about when it happens (at rest, right after getting up from sitting, with activity, etc.) can help make the diagnosis. I would definitely see a physician if you are having a vertigo or think you have an ear infection. Good luck to you!

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I was just diagnosed with an ear infection, why does this cause dizziness?

Dizziness. Inner ear infections can cause vertigo (these are usually viral and resolve over a couple of days). Middle ear infections (fluid behind the ear drum) can also cause this - these are usually bacterial. If you are diagnosed with a middle ear infection and have dizziness i would suggest you let your md know or by eval by an ENT (urgently if you have hearing loss! as well). Read more...
ear/balance canals. The balance canals (called semicircular canals) are part of the inner ear structures, so that an inflammation or infection near this area (where you have your ear infection) can cause infection/inflammation of those balance canals and make you feel dizzy. Take it easy and be cautious with walking so you don't fall. The symptoms should resolve as the infection gets better. Read more...

Will a bad ear infection cause vertigo / dizziness?

It can. Due to the irritation or fluid accumulation, it irritates the inner ear which is responsible for balance. It should resolve on it's own. If it doesn't please see your pcp. Read more...

Is it safe to drive if you have this dizziness that caused by ear infection?

No, do NOT drive. Your thinking processes and reaction times will be much slower and "clouded". No driving or operating machinery where a lapse in judgement could prove disastrous. Read more...

I have a constant reoccuring ear infection that causes frequent ringing. Leading to dizziness and motion sickness. What home remedies are there?

Ear infections. This is a serious problem that you should be working with an ENT specialist. Chronic infections can be quite serious, and home remedies are not powerful enough to cure most infections. Read more...
Osteopathic massage. Some osteopathic physicians know how to drain the fluid naturally through the eustachian tube. This gentle massage can be performed by a family member at home. It is a treatment i taught to medical students when i was a professor. Read more...
Not an infection. You are describing meniere's syndrome not an ear infection. Meniere's syndrome is classically defined as intermittent tinnitus, vertigo and hearing loss. In the absence of significant pain which does not let up it is most not likely an infection. I'd recommend seeing an ENT when you are symptomatic for a good ear exam and hearing test. Read more...
Menieres syndrome? Possibly but for it to be classic symptoms: 1) ringing in 1 ear 2) ringing is constant, there are never times when there is no ringing 3) significant hearing loss in that 1 ear, especially in the range of the spoken word 4) occasional or frequent bouts with vertigo. If you are diagnosed with menieres (cause is unknown). Significantly reduce your salt intake and eliminate caffeine which can trigger. Read more...