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44 yo male. chronic sinus infections. wears hearing aids bothe ears. experiencing extreme dizziness last 6-7 days. diagnosed with ear infection. took rx. no better only worse. throwing up. cannot drive. in bed so dizzy. went to ER this morning after falling because dizzy. No signs of sinus inf. had MRI. Clear. Referred to neurologist, but cannot get in for THREE weeks. what to do
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Hello!

Do you have bad sense of VERTIGO ? _ ( seems like the room spinning)

This may be caused by a couple of reasons which would not show in the MRI....

A viral infection of the INNER EAR STRUCTURE ( LABYRINTHITIS) may be a cause ( that is distinct from a MIDDLE EAR INFECTION---- that WOULD show on an MRI and would respond to antibiotic )

LABYRINTHITIS is viral caused inflammation of very small INNER ear structure and may cause intense VERTIGO and nausea ...

That condition usually lasts about 1 to 2 weeks and may benefit from ANTIVERT ( = meclizine ) for reduction of sense of VERTIGO ....

Intense VERTIGO also possible from neuritis of the vestibular nerve ...

Similar type symptoms but latter may be more stubborn to resolve ...

Do you have ringing in ear? That could be a clue to possible MENIERE'S disease ...too high of pressure of INNER ear structure >> that condition may benefit from certain diuretics ( Acetazolamide often used for this )

See ENT if not already under care of one ....

I hope that this information is helpful for you

Let me know if you have further questions or concerns

I will be happy to get back with you

If my answer has been helpful and to your satisfaction then please remember to leave positive feedback

Thank you and Best Regards,

Anthony Bray MD

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