Acute Otitis Media

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Acute otitis media (AOM) is a very common type of ear infection which usually occurs in children but can occur in adults. Often the cause is a viral infection i.e.“ a cold” which results in inflammation behind the ear drum with consequent severe ear ache, deafness, buzzing in the ear and a temperature. The ear

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Vestibular Neuritis (VN)

May 09, 2019 - by Preview - in About Dizziness, Ear Problems, Health, Medical

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Vestibular Neuritis (VN) – Acute Unilateral Peripheral Vestibulopathy   This condition has many names: vestibular neuritis, vestibular neuronitis, viral neurolabyrinthitis, acute unilateral vestibular failure, acute unilateral peripheral vestibulopathy, acute vestibulopathy of unknown aetiology, acute unilateral peripheral deficit, epidemic vertigo & peripheral acute vestibular syndrome It is a common cause of severe prolonged dizziness due to

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Vestubular Paroxysmia

May 06, 2019 - by Preview - in About Dizziness, Ear Problems, Medical

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Vestibular Paroxysmia is a rare condition with significant overlap in symptoms and signs with other causes of dizziness, so is difficult to diagnose with certainty. It is thought to be due to an overlying compression, by the anterior inferior cerebellar artery, lateral to the midpoint of the acoustic nerve (8th cranial nerve). This compression irritates

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Ménière’s Disease

January 09, 2019 - by Preview - in About Dizziness, Ear Problems

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Ménière’s disease (pronounced “many-ears”) is infrequent problem of the inner ear. It is a repeating problem of the inner ear in which there is a build-up of fluid in the membranes of the inner ear giving a feeling of pressure or fullness in the ears. These membranes then suddenly burst making you feel very dizzy.

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