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My question is -- could allergies cause this type of constant disorientation? (it's almost like I'm in a fish bowl looking out at everyone)
Thanks for asking about having allergy symptoms and feeling 'dopey headed'.
Many allergy sufferers feel as though they are "spaced out". No one really knows the reason, but it may have to do with the fact that allergy patients have a lot of fluid and mucus which accumulates in the middle ear region. This is the area which controls dizziness.
My patients complain of being "fog headed" even though when I examine them they do not have any fluid that is visible within the middle ear or behind the ear drum.
Hope this helps with understanding your complaints.
Steve Kagen, M.D.