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Are dizziness, balancing issues and eardrum infection signs of vertigo?

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Dr. Baranidharan Kuselan

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Posted on Wed, 13 Jul 2016 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: My neighbor has had dizziness and lack of balance for over a month, and when she saw a Dr. 2 days ago, he said she had an infection behind her eardrum and prescribed a week-long, steroid antibiotic (z-pack). I thought she had fluid in her eustacian (sp?) tubes because I had that 40 yrs. ago and her symptoms were so familiar to me. She gets better sometimes after she's been up for awhile, but it comes and goes until she saw a doctor with my insistence. Does this sound like vertigo, which. I'm not very familiar with? What is the charge for an answer? I'm on disability & can't afford to pay for confirmation of her issue. So don't answer if it costs very much. I'm just trying to be helpful to her, but my wallet is very thin this time of the month. THANK YU!
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Answered by Dr. Baranidharan Kuselan 2 hours later
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Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.Barani and I am pleased to assist you.

Yes, this sounds like vertigo only.
She may get relief by taking Antivert.
Antivert is a prescription medication.
The OTC equivalent is Bonine.
Consult her doctor before she takes this medication.

Let me know if you have any more questions.

Regards,
Dr.Barani
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