Inner Ear Problem

Ear infections are of three types: outer (otitis externa), middle (otitis media), and inner ear infection. Inner ear infections are most commonly caused by viruses and less commonly by bacteria. The inner ear consists of the cochlea, vestibular nerve, semicircular canals, and auditory nerve. And hence severe or untreated infection can sometimes lead to partial or total hearing loss permanently. But immediate treatment will cure the infection without any damage to the hearing. Symptoms include vertigo, imbalance, a fullness of the ears, nausea, tinnitus, earache, hearing problem, etc.

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What could cause the eyes to go around as if spun on a chair?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 4. He was diagnosed with vertigo. It started when he was playing on his gadget. We have found that when he plays an action game, he becomes extremely scared and points to his head. When it first started, I saw his eyes going aro, nd and around as if someone spun him in a cha...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your son's symptoms could be related to epilepsy seizures. For this reason, I recommend performing an EEG (electroencephalogram). Starting an antiepileptic drug may be needed. In case this diagnosis will be confirmed, this situation may last for some years, depending o...  Read Full »

Why i am hearing some swishing noise in my ear?

Query: Hi doctor, I have this insane swishing noise every time I move my head or eyes. I feel like I am going to pass out. Even opening some doors do it if they create pressure from pulling.  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since the movement worsens the symptoms, it must be an inner ear problem. There could be an additionally middle ear block or eustachian tube block as the pressure change worsens it. However, since you have not mentioned the duration, I am mentioning all possibl...  Read Full »

Even after undergoing eardrum repair surgery, my left ear got infected again. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had myringoplasty done four years ago on my left ear. The surgeon, at the time, has advised me, the procedure will be done through the ear canal to repair the perforated eardrum. Three weeks after the surgery, I returned to my ENT specialist to get it checked, and upon inspection, he...  Read Full »


Dr. A K Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. As your ear was healing well after the surgery, this indicates that there was no fault in the procedure. But unfortunately, you have again developed the foul-smelling discharge. The possibilities are: Otitis externa. Recurrence of otitis m...  Read Full »

What are the ear conditions that might require complete or partial removal of the inner and middle ear?

Query: Hello doctor, I just have a general theoretical question. This is not related to my medical history, I was just wondering in general. How much of the ear is it possible to completely remove? Both inner and outer ear. What kind of conditions requires this kind of an operation? What after effects can...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In a surgery called radical mastoidectomy, we remove both inner and middle ear and occlude the canal. We do it in cases of malignancies of the ear, where you cannot remove the disease as well as preserve hearing. In earlier days, radical mastoidectomy was done ...  Read Full »

Can stress cause giddiness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old male, and I have been having slight giddiness kind of feeling. I am not able to tell if it is giddiness since I did not fall or have any balance issues. This has been there for a week. I had the same symptoms two weeks back. It feels like some kind of pulling sensa...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be benign positional vertigo, which is more common. I guess you might experience giddiness when you suddenly turn your head. It is mostly because of imbalance in the middle ear fluid, usually following ear infection, which is responsible for maintaining our pos...  Read Full »

What causes dizziness when you stand up from sitting?

Query: Hello doctor, This question is regarding my mother, who is 57 years old. She is getting episodes of dizziness from the last one and a half or two years. Most of the time, they are mild, and they occur for few seconds when she gets up or sits down. Sometimes, they stay long and are associated with n...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, it is not something to worry about. Her symptoms and response to Vertin (Betahistine), although incomplete, suggests that these are originating from the internal ear, which is the most common cause of dizziness in old age. This occurs due to age-related changes lea...  Read Full »

How is an infection in the inner ear wall treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from a chronic ear infection. When it started, I started taking ear drops and it worked for me. But my issue is due to my infection present in my inner ears. It keeps on coming back when I stop taking drops. I want to cure my inner ear infection. Does using Dexatob ear drops h...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is a possibility in you to have a chronic infection in the middle ear. It is located beyond the eardrum. In this situation, plain ear drops will not help to treat the infection. You require oral antibiotics to treat your infection completely. I suggest you tak...  Read Full »

Can peripheral vertigo be a sign of something more serious?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 26-year-old male. I am a working professional, and I am 80 Kg by weight and 177 cm by height. I do not smoke or drink. I have been experiencing dizziness and feel like foggy brain and senses for the past week. I feel very hard to focus, even though I put l full effort. This had happ...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I passed carefully through your question and would explain that your symptoms could be related to an inner ear disorder (peripheral vertigo) or low blood pressure. Have you checked your blood pressure values during these episodes? If your blood pressure values are no...  Read Full »

Why do I feel dizzy while sitting or standing?

Query: Hello doctor, Seven months ago, I started having dizzy spells and frequent headaches. I then discovered I had BPPV, so I treated it with the Epley. The spinning is now gone, but I still feel dizzy all the time. I also get ear fullness in my left ear, tinnitus and when I get a migraine, it feels lik...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I passed carefully through your question and would explain that your symptoms could be related to migraine with vertigo area, which is a common type of migraine. It would be exceptional to have MS with a normal brain MRI. The strange feeling in your occipital can be...  Read Full »

Why do I experience dizzy spells frequently?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing dizzy spells for the past week or so. I feel this a couple of times in an hour. The strange thing is that, when they come, I feel it at the top of my head almost like a subtle spasm. But the symptoms remained even when I sleep, though it is usually better when...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read carefully your question and would explain that your symptoms could be suggestive of an inner ear disorder. For this reason, I would recommend consulting first with an ENT specialist for a physical exam and performing labyrinthine tests. I would also advise ch...  Read Full »

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