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i need to know what is vestibular neuritis and how long does it take to fully recover from the symptoms?

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Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Vestibular neuritis: Acutely, vestibular neuritis is usually treated symptomatically, meaning that medications are given for nausea and to reduce dizziness. When a herpes virus infection is strongly suspected, an antiviral medication can be used. When a circulation disturbance is suspected, an agent that reduces the likelihood of stroke may be used. It usually takes 3 weeks to recover from vestibular neuritis.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Hows vestibular neuritis diagnosed?

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Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
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 examination to be absolutely certain that symptoms are not actually caused by a stroke, so mistakes are possible. Nevertheless, this happens so rarely that it is not always necessary to perform MRI scans or the like very often unless symptoms persist or recur.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is vestibular neuritis?

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Dr. Steven Beer
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Vertigo: Vestibular neuritis, can be a paroxysmal, single attack of vertigo, a series of attacks, or a persistent condition which diminishes over three to six weeks. It is a type of unilateral vestibular dysfunction and may be associated with nausea, vomiting, and previous upper respiratory tract infections. It generally has no auditory symptoms, unlike labyrinthitis.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for vestibular neuritis?

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Dr. Samuel Hunter
Neurology 33 years experience
Vestibular neuritis: Usually low dose corticosteroids prednisone/methylprednisolone are used to speed recovery. To treat the vertigo, Meclizine or a benzodiazepine, like low dose diazepam, are commonly used.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are symptoms of optic nueritis.?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Vision loss, pain: Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the optic nerve (the main nerve carrying visual information to the brain from the eye). When this happens, the vision diminishes, night vision may disappear, color vision is disturbed, and pain occurs behind the eye when the eye moves. There are many causes of which the most prominent in the young is multiple sclerosis.
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A 55-year-old female asked:

What is mono neuritis?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ken Yonemura
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Neuropathy: Mononeuritis multiplex refers to a form of peripheral nerve disorder that involves the simultaneous or sequential dysfunction of nerves typically in the lower extremities on one side. Pain is common and involvement of the femoral nerve in the thigh is common with diabetes. Treatment is symptomatic.

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