Causes Of Prolonged Dizziness After Ear Irrigation?
, I want to ask last Saturday I did ear irrigation in RS. It’s just the way it’s not like the usual ear irrigation. Usually I sit down and lie down, after the irrigation of the ears I feel dizzy like vertigo, nausea, vomiting. The nurse was told to relax after that, I didn’t feel dizzy like vertigo, but I felt dizzy, nauseous when I walked from Saturday to now …
Thank you for the question.
Anatomically, the ear is divided into several parts, namely:
Outer ear, from the earlobe to the outer ear canal
Middle ear, which is the eardrum and hearing bones (maleus, incus, stapes)
Inner ear, namely the labyrinth and cochlea
Besides functioning as a hearing instrument, the ear (especially the inner ear) is also useful in regulating balance. For this reason, procedures performed on the ear, including extraction of earwax (which you call ear irrigation), can cause the balance to be disturbed, then the emergence of dizziness, vertigo, nausea, and vomiting as you experienced before.
If there is no other underlying disease, often complaints due to balance disorders will improve by itself within 1-3 days, provided you increase your rest, do not change your body position too suddenly, do more relaxation and meditation, drink enough, and eat regularly .
If for more than 3 days your complaint still does not improve, it could be, indeed there are certain diseases that you suffer, such as labirintitis, vestibular neuritis, benign positional paroxysmal vertigo, Meniere's disease, or also disorders of the brain that are useful in regulating balance (such as injuries, tumors, blockages, or ruptured blood vessels). This condition should be examined again by a doctor or neurologist so that the best treatment is given in accordance with the cause.
I hope this helps.