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
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2013 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
We are happy to take your appointment request over the phone, or, you may fill out an online request form.
Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.