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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 03:56 AM Thread Starter
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so earlier this year i had this Sinus infection - no riding

now i have severe ear ache. i noticed earlier this week i struggled to keep the bike riding straight. struggled through turns. my arms grew tired so quickly. i thought it was tire pressure but now i thing my balance is way of as my nose is blocked and my right ear has a pulsing pain.

i use ear plug, reusable, and im concerned about an infection because of this.


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if your that concerned. get to the doctor my dude, Just for the piece of mind. 15 bucks is a lot cheaper then a hospital visit and repair bill on the bike.
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Don't ears have something to do with your equaleberum < no spell check lol.

My ears hurts when ride but its mostly the d&d exhaust.
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Originally Posted by philupondes View Post
Don't ears have something to do with your equaleberum < no spell check lol.

My ears hurts when ride but its mostly the d&d exhaust.
An ear infection can easily throw off balance, as the sensory neurons in the inner ear can affect a person's proprioception (equilibrium > no spell check needed).

This happened to me this summer, from using reusable plugs. I did feel disoriented sometimes and my ear would hurt. I was prescribed fluticasone proprionate (the stuff that is used for asthma or stuffy noses), as it cleared the infection and drained the eustachian tubes in my ear. I think the popular name of that product is Flonase, but I was prescribed the generic (and more powerful) stuff.

I don't use the reusable plugs more than 3 times anymore... I just get the Hearos plugs from Cycle Gear- $5 for like a pack of 10 pairs.

So, I agree with 600rr Rider, I would go to the Doctor; as if it is an infection, it will most likely get worse without medication...

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