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A 42-year-old male asked:

how is vestibular neuritis treated?

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Dr. Steven Giannotta
Neurosurgery 49 years experience
Symptomatically: In the early stages just anti nausea and anti dizzy medications. The acute effects usually go away after a few days.
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatric Neurology 19 years experience
Vestibular neuritis : Treatment during the acute vertigo stage with steroids has shown to improve acute phase symptoms but not long term symptoms. Anti nausea, anti histamine, and benzodiazepines can treat the symptoms. Alongside medicine therapy vestibular exercises hasten recovery. Hope this helps.

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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.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: vestibular neuritis?

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Dr. Harold Kim
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Dizziness: There is inflammation of one of the balance nerves that run to your ears. Thought to be due to a viral infection, one starts with a spinning sensation that transitions into imbalance, and then most often, to near normalcy.
A 37-year-old member asked:

I have vestibular neuritis, i need to take two 9 hour flights to london next month 24 hours door to door, is it safe to fly?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Yes, but : You may feel miserable. If you indeed have acute labyrinthritis, it should start to resolve over next few weeks. If you actually have meniere's, the problem will persist and not spontaneously depart. If you have an acquired endolymphatic fistula, the flight will make you temporarily very symptomatic. Suggest you carry dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) and take 50mg as needed, but confer with your physician first.

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