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A brain abscess is a serious infection that causes your brain to swell. It's caused by bacteria getting into your brain, usually from intravenous drug use, recent brain or heart surgery, or chronic sinus infections. A brain abscess can cause many different symptoms, including headaches, fever, speech problems, nausea and vomiting, and even seizures. If you don’t treat it early, it can also cause serious neurological damage.
When blood stops flowing to the brain because of a clot or rupture (hemorrhage), it’s called a stroke. This is extremely dangerous because blood carries essential oxygen and nutrients to the brain. Learn about the three types of strokes and why you need to get to the ER as fast as possible.
Bacterial meningitis is inflammation of the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord due to an infection. Symptoms can escalate quickly and include fever, headache, neck stiffness, nausea and vomiting, confusion, and sensitivity to light and is considered a medical emergency.
The floating sensation or feeling unbalanced is often associated with vertigo or an inner ear infection that can cause imbalance. Other causes of a floating feeling include atrial fibrillation or temporomandibular joint dysfunction disorder. Read below for more information on causes and treatment options.