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Dizziness upon waking, ear infection. Epholopian tube on left ear clogged up. What could be the reason for it?

Hi doctor! I m a 17 year old female and this is the second time I ve experienced dizziness upon waking up in the morning. But it s only when I sit up or get up to do something. If I lay back down, it goes away. I have had some problems with ear infections and just a week or so ago, I went to a ENT specialist and he told me my epholopian tube on my left ear was clogged up. I m not too sure where the dizziness could be coming from. Have any idea? :/
Asked On : Mon, 25 Feb 2013
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Ear infection ( otitis media ) can be a cause of blockage. The other reasons are allergy, cold, sinus problems, sometimes tumor in the skull or nasopharyx can cause dizziness and clogging ( partial or complete ).

1. You need to get treated for your ear infection /cold/allergy, oral antibiotics, antihistamine and ear drops will help you get rid of the sufferings.
2. Get clinically assessed, diagnosed and treated, neglect will cause your symptoms to get chronic and more complication lately.
3. Get X-ray PNS done, to rule out sinus, CT to rule out any tumor.
4. Avoid taking flights, as at high altitudes clogged ear may get very painful.
5. Avoid swimming, the infection may spread.
6. Avoid refrigerated food, curd, etc, that may increase cold, take warm soups.
7. Chewing, swallowing, sippping small quantities of water help release the clogging.
8. Get up slowly from bed, ears are balancing organs. Inflammation and infection in the middle or inner ear can cause dizziness.

Get treated, take care.

Answered: Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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