Can viral infection cause dizziness?

Yes. A viral infection can affect the body in many ways. When you have flu symptoms you feel weak and ache and get dizzy. This is caused by the body's reaction. Inflammation of the ear can make you dizzy, and inflammation of the brain can make you dizzy. Best to have a thorough examination to be sure a more serious process is not taking place.

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Ever since I quit taking Xanax (alprazolam) 4 months ago, I have been sick. Weak, dizzy, getting viral infections. Is there a connection?

Source of Xanax (alprazolam)? If you were prescribed the xanax (alprazolam), (alprazolam) hopefully you tapered your dose and did not stop it suddenly. If you were taking xanax (alprazolam) not prescribed for you, it's unclear what you actually received since it would have been acquired from illegal sources. Sounds like you're concerned enough about the way you feel to see your physician for an evaluation. Good luck. Read more...

The last 2 days I have had heavy head feeling, lightheaded & dizzy. I'm just getting over a viral infection & may also need ear pumped. Is this why?

LightSweetCrude Wax. Your ear"pumped??" What!? Is there crude oil in there? Well,I guess not,probably wax buildup.But a viral illness can leave you unsteady for a week or two after the main part of its assault has dwindled.It may have gotten in to the inner ear or left fluid in there as a result of your body's fight to get rid of it.But there's a slew of other causes so if you still feel that way in 2 weeks see a doc. Read more...

I've had a viral infection for a few weeks now with vertigo, lightheadness, ect. I keep get hot flashes and pulsing behind my ears and my neck? Why?

Labrynthitis. You could have a viral labrynthitis which is a n infection of the inner ear. This would cause the vertigo and lightheadedness. It might explain the pulsing behind your ears. Usually an infection will increase your temperature, but not necessarily cause hot flashes. Read more...

After every meal I feel very dizzy n weak hands shake every day for 2 month random glucose norm insulin level low doc said viral infection what is it?

Hypoglycemia. Shaking of the hands after meals can be due to various reasons u are wondering if it is due to low blood sugar in order to rule that out u should have your blood sugar checked at time of shaking on a few occasion if below 60 it suggests low sugar and then u ned's an oral glucose tolerance test u doctor who knows u well is the ultimate judge. Read more...

My 8 month old kid has this viral infection and I don't know what causes it. It's growing almost all over his body it looks like a small red dot.?

See a pediatrician. Without seeing the eruption it is impossible to diagnose. Has the baby had all their immunizations, are they feverish, do they have other symptoms. 8 month olds are very fragile, and if there is any question about their health or welfare they should be seen by a pediatrician. Read more...