What causes dizziness and balance loss after an ear infection?
Looked fine. Can he tell just by looking in them if my eustaian tubes are blocked or if I have laybrinytitis or BPPV ? I do not have any hearing loss but do have a quiet buzzing in my ears. I am not constantly lightheaded off balance but on and off everyday. What could this be ?
Hi, thanks for your query.
In my opinion, you might be having a infection of your inner ear (labyrinthitis) ,secondary to middle ear infection.
In this condition, there's no pain, only dizziness, tinnitus, and ear blockage.
This can be clinically assessed.
If I were your treating doctor, I would have advised admission, sent pus for culture and sensitivity.
Depending on the report, I would have prescribed intravenous antibiotics+intravenous steroids+labyrinthine sedatives for 5 to 7 days. Orally antibiotics will not be very effective in inner ear infection.
Empirically you can take labyrinthine sedatives+beta histone tablets for 2 weeks.
short course of steroids also can be repeated for 7 days. All these are prescription medicines.
There is no over the counter drugs for this condition.
You definitely need medical assistance.
You can discuss my views with your doctor.
Hope my answers have helped you.
pleased to help you further. Thanks.
labyrinth is not visible.
Hi, thanks for your follow up query.
The doctor can see only the external ear, pus coming from middle ear and the ear drum.
The inner ear is not seen.
It is present inside the skull. Labyrinthitis us clinically diagnosed.
Your ent doctor said that you ears are cleared from pus, but infection has spread to the inner ear. That cannot be seen.
It means your middle ear infection has reduced but the infection has spread to the inner ear.
That is causing dizziness and tinnitus.
So I would advise you to consult with the doctor and discuss my view with him. Hope my answers have helped you. Thanks.
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