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What causes dizziness when suffering from upper respiratory infection? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2014
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User:Hi,

I've been "suffering" with an URI for over a week, went to Dr on Monday been taking amoxicillin...I'm also hypertensive and readings have been a little high, understandably so.
Today, I'm experienceing slight dizziness and a "heaviness" on the right side of my face down into my neck and am wondering if this all part of the URI or the "healing" process.....
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User:Hi,I've been "suffering" with an URI for over a week, went to Dr on Monday been taking amoxicillin...I'm also hypertensive and readings have been a little high, understandably so.Today, I'm experienceing slight dizziness and a "heaviness" on the right side of my face down into my neck and am wondering if this all part of the URI or the "healing" process.....
Doctor:I am XXXX
User:Goor Morning XXXX
Doctor:Good morning
Doctor:Tis seems to be part of URI
Doctor:Can you describe your symptoms in detail?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:besides the URI symptioms, body aches and coughing, coughing up phlegm...I know there is fluid in my ear, as well. Today specifically the right side of my head from the outside corner of my eye down the side of my face, including my ear and into my neck feel very heavy and I'm experiencing imtermittant slight dizziness....
Doctor:I think that your nerves may be getting afftected
User:meaning? and from?
Doctor:It seems that you may be having a viral
Doctor:Virus seems to affecting your ear
Doctor:These symptoms seem to be related to ear problem
Doctor:But nerves need to be rules
Doctor:ruled out*
User:anything I should be "worried" about at this point or should do in addition to the antibiotics I'm on?
Doctor:You should get your ears examined
Doctor:You also need radiological examination to see if the infection is spreading to areas it should not
User:They were looked at on Monday when I went to my primary care and I was told there was fluid in both.
Doctor:ok
Doctor:It seems to be pressing your nerves
Doctor:Do you have any question here?
User:No thank you
Doctor:I would suggest that you take steps to clear the fluids
Doctor:And that should help you
User:other than antibiotics?
Doctor:Antibiotics wont help clear the fluids
Doctor:It is better to consult an ear nose and throat specialist if you can get an appointment
User:thank you, I will do that.
Doctor:They may be able to drain it out
Doctor:If you have more questions please login again
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