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A 23-year-old female asked:

i've been diagnosed with labyrinthitis and am unable to walk due to vision and dizziness.. when am i safe to return to work?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Unfit for work: You are unfit for work until your balance is safe and visual symptoms improve. An otolaryngologist(ear, nose and throat specialist) who specializes in vertigo problems due to labyrinthitis may help you with medication and manipulation therapy.

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