Inner ear problems
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The ear infections are results of infections from another part of the ear, nose, and throat. Such of these regions are the sinus and the throat.
What are the symptoms of an inner ear problem?
The inner ear problems are also caused by some fungal or some viral infections. It may also be a result from other illnesses like in influenza, measles, and mumps.
Some inner ear problems are caused by an autoimmune reaction: the acoustic neuroma, the Meniere’s disease, ototoxicity, per lymph fistula, dizziness caused by migraine, the silent seizures, and some allergies.
The symptoms of inner ear problems vary in its severity. It depends on the underlying conditions. Some inner ear problems dizziness, nausea and vomiting, vertigo, headache, pin at the temples, tinnitus, and temporary loss of hearing. The temporary loss of hearing is a common case of the inner infections of the ear. The ringing inside the ear is similar to popping or clicking sounds. Pressure and severe pain in the ears is also experienced. Oversensitivity to loud sounds is common. Sometimes there is a presence of normal vision disturbances. But this is uncommon. Double vision or blurring is common ad sensitivity to bright lights is also experienced. The inner ear dizziness is commonly experienced, because visual problems can trigger dizziness. Other symptoms are headache, joint pain at the neck, neck stiffness, and facial muscle stiffness. Sometimes, there is also a sensation of pain felt on the limbs near the neck due to inflammation caused by viral infections.
There are some cases which are rare like symptoms of some psychological and emotional problems like anxiety and some panic attacks. These conditions are caused by the side effects of the general ill health problems.
If the condition continues without any treatments, it may result to severe and chronic ear diseases like confusion, motion sickness, dementia, slurred speech, heat intolerance, cold intolerance, and fatigue. They are usually symptoms of flu illness.
What are the types of Inner ear problems?
The Labyrinthitis is the inflammation of the inner ears. It usually developed from a bacterial infection of the ear and some results from other upper respiratory disorders. If caused by bacterial infections, antibacterial is needed. If left untreated, it may progress to more severe symptoms or can resolve after some weeks.
The acoustic neuroma is the presence of non-cancerous tumour inside the inner ear and the mid ear. Usually it is located at the ear canal. It causes partial hearing loss, tinnitus, and dizziness. Removal of the tumour through surgery is the main treatment. But radiation therapy can also be a treatment.
The Otitis media is a form of a middle ear infection. It can be caused by a viral or a bacterial infection. It is common among children. It is the number one cause of deafness among children before the age of three. Its symptoms include loss of balance, pain, inner ear fluid problems, and fever.
The Ménière’s disease is another inner ear infection that also causes hearing loss, vertigo, and sensation of pressure inside the ear. Its cause is unknown. It is believed to have been resulted from the changes in volume of fluids in the ear’s labyrinth. Some other causes are environmental and biological. Antiallergy medications are given. It has no exact cure so a change in diet is helpful to prevent allergies and irritations.
The inner ear balance disorder is also autoimmune. Further tests must be done to solve this said condition of the ears.
The diagnosis of this ear problem can be detected a hearing test, ECOG, Electronystagmography (ENG) Post urography, Platform test, Rotary Chair test, X-ray, MRI, and CT scan.
Some health and diet modifications are needed like a low-salt and caffeine restriction diet. An excess of sugar in diet triggers the occurrence dizziness. Diuretics are given to eliminate excess fluids in the brain, for it causes increased intracranial pressure. Medications like the benzodiazepine drugs can be useful to the treatment of ear problems. Botox injections are used help relieve symptoms. The vestibular therapy is effective also to treat ear problems.