A 37-year-old member asked:
how long can labyrinthitis last?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Shaym Puppala answered
25 years experience 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/vomiting.Symptoms generally are at worst for 1-2 days then improve, sometimes with a mild residual dizziness that can last weeks/months. For acute symptoms > few days or not improving over time, best to be reevaluated since may be a more serious problem.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
Dr. Mark Loury answered
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Inner ear?: An inner ear infection is characterized by severe vertigo and nerve deafness. The vertigo may last a few days to 2-3 weeks and followed by imbalance. Depending on the cause it may take up to a year for the imbalance and hearing loss to stabilize. Early activity and balance retraining hasten improvement of symptoms.
Answered on Sep 16, 2019
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