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Benign positional vertigo, pressure in the ear - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello. 5 weeks ago I felt really light headed and a little dizzy. Then I went to the doc and gave me an antibiotec and said it was an inner ear infection. has gotten better, but I still feel a little off balance. It seems to be worse when standing. I feel great when I get up in morning..but then a few hours later feel a little wobbly. Nothing major as I still can walk/run and exercise. My ears felt a tiny bit of pressure yesterday, but nothing too painful. It seems to be getting better each day..but it is still there. I am on no medication.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hey
User :   what type of foc are you
Doctor :   I am a general practitioner.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you feel these episodes that you presently have are almost similar to the ones you had a few weeks ago?
Doctor :   Or do you find any changes when compared to the previous ones?
User :   yeah - just feel slightly off balance
User :   i am not as tired as I was a few weels ok
User :   now...just do not feel like myself
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have headaches/nausea or vomiting?
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   28/m
User :   no headaches
User :   and no vomiting
User :   and no nausea
Doctor :   Do you have ear ache/ringing sensation in the ears/discharge from the ears?
User :   ears were a little pressure discharge
Doctor :   Do you have nasal congestion or sore throat?
User :   nope
Doctor :   Do you have double vision?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness such as diabetes/hypertension?
User :   nope
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain it to you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Your symptoms are referred to as benign positional vertigo.
User :   ok
Doctor :   It is caused by the disturbances in the balancing system called vestibular apparatus located in the inner ear.
User :   ok
Doctor :   There are various causes for this to occur, and infections is the most common among them.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Generally these disturbances settle down when the causative factor is treated.
Doctor :   In your case it may have been the infection.
User :   inner ear infection
Doctor :   Since you report pressure in the ear, there are possibilities that there can be a residual infection left behind.
User :   ah
User :   what should I do
User :   just gut it out
Doctor :   Infection of ear, throat or the nose can all cause these disturbances over a period of time.
Doctor :   I shall suggest you few measures that will help you.
Doctor :   1. You would need good amount of bed rest.
User :   ok
User :   ok
User :   so earlier to bed
Doctor :   2. Try tylenol cold and sinus for a few days.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Two tablets for 2 to 3 days.
User :   ok
Doctor :   3. masticuation (chewing) is known to remove if any of fluid is accumulated in the middle or the inner ear.
Doctor :   Hence try chewing a gum when ever possilble again for a few days.
User :   ok
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