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Labyrinthitis

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Inflammation: The suffix "itis" on the end of words means inflammation. The labyrinth is a structure in the region of the middle ear which helps you to maintain yo ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Usually 1-2 days: Labyrinthitis is thought to be caused by a viral infection of part of the 8th cranial nerve.Symptoms include dizziness, impaired balance, nausea/vomit ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience in Neurology
Varies: Most cases get better in a few weeks, often sooner.
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Labyrinthitis: Should see ENT for exam and audiogram. If viral, supportive care indicated, i.e. antivertginous medications, avoidance of alcohol, smoking, rest, etc. ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience in Neurosurgery
Neuritis: Extremely unlikely to be contagious.
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
37 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Exercise is helpful in balance disorders.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience in Neurology
Headache!: Vestibular migraine is rare but headache is a prominent feature
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Diaz
21 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
1-4 weeks: Anywhere from 1-4 weeks. Sometimes residual dysequilibrium for several months. Neurosensory hearing loss is almost always permanent.
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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience in Neurology
Treatable!!: This usually is a self remitting temporary problem, at least in the commonest viral form it can be symptomatically treated.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not effective: You should know that Antivert (meclizine) or generically called Meclizine is an antihistamine and as such will only effect your brain and cause sedati ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience in Neurology
Not many: Labyrinthitis is the name given to the inflammation of the labyrinth which is the balance portion of the hearing (acoustic)nerve. The main symptoms ar ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
34 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sometimes: Work carefully with your doctor. Specialized physical therapy can help the dizziness also.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
18 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Inner ear: Balance and hearing problems that occur together. Get a hearing test and see an ent.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
34 years experience in Neurosurgery
Vestibular Neuroniti: In large part, the process involves examination that can explain a lesion in one or the other balance nerves. It is not possible on clinical examinati ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes.: Meniere's disease often involves vertigo - the sensation that you or the environment is moving- and changes in hearing.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
20 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Treat the ear: Assuming you didn't have vertigo initially: if you have both an ear infection and vertigo, then it is very likely that the ear infection caused the v ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bikash Bose
44 years experience in Neurosurgery
Yes: Labyrynthitis is commonly viral in origin and usually resolves in 6 weeks. Ear plugs can prevent bacterial ear infections but not viral labyrynthitis.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Cohen
41 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possibly: Vertigo is often caused by displaced microcrystals in your inner ear. If your vertigo is positional there are manuevers which can treat this symptom. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: If the nasal irrigation starts in the nostril, it is highly unlikely that the inner could react to a nasal irrigation. However, if you are using a ne ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahek Shah
8 years experience in General Practice
Clogging of ear: Several possibilities. It depends on where the ear is clogged and why it is clogged. For example clogging of the outer ear canal with wax can cause ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Giddings
38 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
ENT: Most ENT doctors ate able to perform physical examination, and objective tests to evaluate possible labyrinthitis.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Vertigo: Typically can last 1 to 2 weeks but some folks suffer longer than others.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Middle and Inner: By definition, anything behind the tympanic membrane can end up affecting balance, dizziness/ vertigo. Outer ear infection usually does not affect ba ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Duma
35 years experience in Neurosurgery
No immediate cure: Usually this is self-limiting, meaning it will go away with time on its own. You can be prescribed steroids, meclizine, or a scopolamine patch by your ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
23 years experience in Neurology
Many things: While inner ear problems like meniere's are on the list, the list is long and includes migraines. Only a good medical evaluation by your doctor, test ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
32 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: Ear symptoms are frequently reported with tmj. There is even a ligament called the discomaliolarligament that connects the disc to the hammer of the e ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Vertigo is usually either a structural or nerve problem (either physical damage or toxicity), and is not contagious.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience in Family Medicine
Cold?: This sound like you have a cold. This includes all the symptoms of the usual cold. No treatment is needed at this time unless you feel you need sympt ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Possible but...: Very rare in developed countries.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience in Neurology
Don't know......: What are you really asking, please rephrase so i can answer your question.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
20 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Increase activity: Once you get over the acute phase of vertigo, you should gradually return to your normal activity. As you do your day to day tasks, this will help re ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald McCarren
35 years experience in Neurology
Not likely: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo will not be affected by the pressure changes induced by flying. What induces bppv is any rapid change in posture ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
42 years experience in Family Medicine
MRI: Unilateral hearing loss with vertigo that hasn't resolved after a month of corticosteroids requires an MRI of the brain to rule out a structural lesio ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Jones
21 years experience in Family Medicine
Time: And you could try decongestants. Meclizine may help with the dizziness.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Diaz
21 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Time: No cure, must let your body deal with the inflammation on its own. Sometimes steroids help, but only during or immediately after the onset of the lab ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
37 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not helpful: I am not aware of fluid tablets being helpful for labyrinthitis which is an infection or inflammation of the balance portion of the inner ear. Vast m ... Read More

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