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Does maxillary sinusitis cause vertigo? Is vertigo ever caused by sinusitis of the maxillary sinuses?

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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

A bad sinus infection can inflammation of the upper airway which includes the eustachian tube.
This will lead to inadequate opening of the eustachian tube which then cause negative pressure in the middle ear space, which can affect the inner ear and balance center, ultimately causing vertigo. Although this can happen, this is not a common presentation of sinusitis. An ENT evaluation will help.

In brief: Maybe

A bad sinus infection can inflammation of the upper airway which includes the eustachian tube.
This will lead to inadequate opening of the eustachian tube which then cause negative pressure in the middle ear space, which can affect the inner ear and balance center, ultimately causing vertigo. Although this can happen, this is not a common presentation of sinusitis. An ENT evaluation will help.
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Dr. Farhad Sigari
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Vertigo & sinusitis

There is not a direct connection, however a bad sinus infection can sometimes put extra pressure on the ears which can contribute to dizziness.
If you have recurrent sinus infections and/or severe or recurrent dizziness or vertigo you should see an ent.

In brief: Vertigo & sinusitis

There is not a direct connection, however a bad sinus infection can sometimes put extra pressure on the ears which can contribute to dizziness.
If you have recurrent sinus infections and/or severe or recurrent dizziness or vertigo you should see an ent.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Ver unlikely

Sinusitis doesn't cause vertigo.
Sometimes, though, the virus that triggers sinusitis can lead to other symptoms including vertigo. Then the symptoms are coincident not one causing the other.

In brief: Ver unlikely

Sinusitis doesn't cause vertigo.
Sometimes, though, the virus that triggers sinusitis can lead to other symptoms including vertigo. Then the symptoms are coincident not one causing the other.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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