Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
153 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What causes vertigo?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Satvinder Bakshi

ENT Specialist

Practicing since :2007

Answered : 2467 Questions

default
Posted on Tue, 13 Dec 2016 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: I have been experiencing vertigo for the past 4 days but have no other symptoms. Is this probably just a viral infection in my ear?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Satvinder Bakshi 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
There can be many reasons for the vertigo

Detailed Answer:
Hello

There can be many reasons for the vertigo,the commonest being deranged blood sugars and abnormal blood pressure.

A viral infection will have fever or upper respiratory tract symptoms like a cold or cough. If these are absent then the vertigo is unlikely to be due to a viral infection.

Rarely low hemoglobin or abnormal heart rhythm may also cause dizziness.

The best thing would be to meet your ent doctor. He will do a thorough check up and guide you further

Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Satvinder Bakshi 1 hour later
If I have some sinus irritation (not much congestion) could this affect my ear(s) and be a possible cause for the vertigo?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Satvinder Bakshi 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes it will effect your ears

Detailed Answer:
Hello

yes a sinus infection can definitely affect the ear but it will normally cause an ear block and decreased hearing.

It is extremely rare for it to cause vertigo.

Hope I have clarified your doubt

Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
Medical Topics ,  

Recent questions on  Sinus infection

doctor1 MD

The last couple of days I ve had episodes where it seems like my right side of my brain/head is sinking. It s almost like I m fainting, but only...

doctor1 MD

I m breathless all the time (even sitting at my desk now), I feel dizzy (bent over this morning to take my sinus nasal steroids and nearly passed...

doctor1 MD

Hi. I have a concern with my daughter. She is 5 years old and has always been very healthy. She had only had a few colds and a couple of infections...

doctor1 MD

My 12 year old has had ear drainage for about 4 months. Pediatrician found nothing. Developed a sinus infection four weeks ago, resolved with...

doctor1 MD

Can you take amoxicillin and Valtrex for shingles at the same time. I have a sinus infection and my shingles has returned. YYYY@YYYY

doctor1 MD

Hello Sir/Mam, My self XXXXXXX XXXX and i m 29 yrs old.I m accountant by profession.from last 1 yr i m suffering from Sinus problem.I DAILY FEEL...

doctor1 MD

I had a sinus infection about a month ago and right after i had a headache on the top back of my head. It was not severe but throbbing...