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Can an ear infection cause upset stomach?

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Dr. Bradley Younggren
Emergency Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Viral

Many ear infections are actually caused by viruses.
These can cause a constellation of symptoms to include nausea.

In brief: Viral

Many ear infections are actually caused by viruses.
These can cause a constellation of symptoms to include nausea.
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Dr. Anna Meyer
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Yes

Many ear infections are due to a viral illness that can affect the whole body, including the stomach.
In addition, rarely infection in the middle ear may lead to inflammation or infection of the inner ear and balance system and can lead to dizziness, imbalance, nausea, and vomiting.

In brief: Yes

Many ear infections are due to a viral illness that can affect the whole body, including the stomach.
In addition, rarely infection in the middle ear may lead to inflammation or infection of the inner ear and balance system and can lead to dizziness, imbalance, nausea, and vomiting.
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