Dizzy After a Cold?

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Have you ever felt dizzy while standing or sitting in the driver’s seat while driving. It’s a scary feeling, but the cause of your vertigo can be something as simple as a common cold. Labyrinthitis can cause this dizziness or vertigo and it’s often spontaneous, so it can occur at any time. ThinkstockPhotos-470085497

Labyrinthitis is caused by a virus or bacteria, such as a cold, the flu, or an upper respiratory infection. Your inner ear has two functions, for hearing and balance. When you have Labyrinthitis, parts of your ear become irritated or swollen, which causes you hearing loss and dizziness. The vertigo you get from the common cold can last only a couple of days before it goes away on it’s own.