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Have bad vertigo, bad taste in mouth,spondilytis in neck. How to confirm having ear infection?

How will I know if I have a middle ear infection? the reason i ask is because i have had bad vertigo and a bad taste in the mouth for the last couple of days . I am better today but there was no other symptom. I also have spondilytis in the neck - so that also could be a reason . .. little confusing . Dont really want to pop in stemitil MD just like that... really feeling sick
Asked On : Sun, 24 Feb 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Aug 2013
Hello and welcome to HCM,

Some points to ponder:
- Middle ear infection will generally not cause vertigo but hearing loss
- Vertigo if caused due to an ear problem is usually due to an inner ear problem
-bad taste in the mouth may be caused by a multitutde of problem and may or may not be related to your vertigo
-spondilytis can also cause vertigo
-anti vertigo drug like the one you mentioned will only temporary alleviate your symptom but not cure the underlying cause

In conclusion, if the symptoms persist and you are feeling really sick then consult an ENT/ Neurologist for proper treatment

Get well soon

Dr Sriram Nathan
Answered: Wed, 14 Aug 2013
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