Posted by: Anon | 2009/08/05

Please help


I wonder if you can possibly help me.

Some background information:

1. Allergic to hair dye
2. Started Cilift in March 2009 and stopped in June 2009
3. Dyed my hair in June and as always got a bit of a rash that I treated with celestamine and it never really went away.

A week ago I had the following symptoms that was recurring for a few months prior:

1. Extreme dizziness even without sudden movements such as getting up too fast
2. Sore ears
3. Generally not feeling well.

The dizziness bothered me and I went to an ENT last week who had my ears tested and found some hearing loss in my right ear. I have now been scheduled for a MRI for next week.

Yesterday, the itch from the rash in my neck started to really bother me and I got some cortisone ointment. Since then, the dizziness has been better.

Now, my questions:
1. Were all the symptoms related to the allergic reaction?
2. Should I still go for the MRI for the hearing loss?


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Our expert says:
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Dear Anon
I don't think the rash and dizziness is related. Rather go for the MRI - one should exclude a growth in the ear. The dizziness, sore ears and hearing loss can also be symptoms of possible middle ear infection / inflammation.
Dr Bets

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