Dizziness often describes two different sensations. It is important
to know exactly what you mean when you say, "I feel dizzy," because it can help
you and your health professional narrow down the list of possible
Both vertigo and lightheadedness can be related to ear problems,
especially if these sensations occur with a viral infection or allergy
symptoms. Vertigo is common with inner ear disorders, such as
Ménière's disease, an injury to the ear or head, or a
noncancerous growth in the space behind the eardrum (cholesteatoma).
January 9, 2012
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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