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I have labyrinthitis in the right ear. I have used  prednisolone and my hearing has not returned. Would alternative treatment like acupuncture work?

I have labyrinthitis in the right ear. I have used  prednisolone and my hearing has not returned. Would alternative treatment like acupuncture work?

Possibly: There are chinese scalp and auricular protocols which may be beneficial. However, the only way to know if you personally will achieve substantial benefits from this approach is if you try it. ...Read more

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Dr. Suresh Mukherji
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Labyrinthitis (Definition)

A condition caused by swelling and irritation of the inner ear. This often results in a loss of balance, a loss ...Read more


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What's the best treatment to get rid of labyrinthitis?

What's the best treatment to get rid of labyrinthitis?

Time: And you could try decongestants. Meclizine may help with the dizziness. ...Read more

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I still get vertigo mostly after a cold since my first bout of labyrinthitis 15 years ago. Should I seek VTR treatment? Is my vestibularnerve damaged?

I still get vertigo mostly after a cold since my first bout of labyrinthitis 15 years ago. Should I seek VTR treatment? Is my vestibularnerve damaged?

Vertigo is Rx: Dizziness is, as many symptoms, has multiple causes, I needed to know what was the first reason, and how it was treated. usually it has to do with the ear, I would treat for sinusitis 14 course and treat with anti vertigo medication during the day is different than at night and usually I had little or no recurrence in young people. ...Read more

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How long will a person normally have viral labyrinthitis vertigo?

How long will a person normally have viral labyrinthitis vertigo?

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 your balance. When it becomes inflamed (by infectious or other causes) you may have severe dizziness with nausea and vomiting resulting. Usually resolves spontaneously but u may be quite ill for a while. ...Read more

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6 weeks after viral labyrinthitis, my balance has returned and my hearing has come back to around 80%. How long until it's back to 100%? Heard 3momths

Well, if you HEARD: So if you HEARD "3 months" by Jobe! You're RIGHT! By your hearing is coming back. I like 3 months as an average for most people to feel back to normal. It could be sooner..it could be later...or there could be a permanent residual depending on the severity of the attack you suffered. Stay in touch with your doctor and audiologist. More questions: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Is it possible to get vestibular labyrinthitis or neuritis (viral or bacterial) from going out of the country? Possible? Thank you

Labyrinthitis: Labyrinthitis is an inflammation of the inner ear that leads to imbalance and hearing loss. The cause is usually a virus or an infection. This can occur after an upper respiratory infection. Going out of the country does not raise the risk of contracting labyrinthitis. ...Read more

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How much time does viral labyrinthitis usually last?

VARIABLE: Perhaps the worst period of time is the first 2 or 3 days, and gradually will subside over 7-14 days. If treated with anti-virals and symptomatic agents, such as those for nausea, vomiting, and dizziness, should feel quite a bit better as healing ensues. An otolaryngologist is a good source for support for this problem. ...Read more

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What are other causes of labyrinthitis besides viral and bacterial infections?

What are other causes of labyrinthitis besides viral and bacterial infections?

Surgical trauma: Labyrinthitis by definition is an inflammation of the inner ear. The inner ear has both the organ for hearing (cochlea) and the organs of balance. Bacterial infections of the labyrinth are very rare and life-threatening. The cause of inner ear inflammation is usually viral but can certainly follow middle ear or inner ear surgery. Middle ear infections can also penetrate into the inner ear. ...Read more

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I have daily nausea, dizzy spells, general weakness, anxiety, hypoglycaemia for 2 years following viral labyrinthitis. No doctor has helped. help!

I have daily nausea, dizzy spells, general weakness, anxiety, hypoglycaemia for 2 years following viral labyrinthitis. No doctor has helped. help!

Difficult.: If treated early with antiviral such as Acyclovir,famcyclovir, valacyclovir, these will shorten the viral shedding and may prevent auditory and vestibular damage. Steroids like Methylprednisolone decrease the inflammation and benzodiazepines can also help with anxiety and dizzy spells. Unfortunately, in spite of best efforts ,residual neurological symptoms persist. Symptomatic treatment continues. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for otitis interna?

What is the treatment for otitis interna?

Antibiotics: Amoxicillin is still recommended as the first line antibiotic. There are others for treatment failure or patients with allergies. Also pain control. In older patients, pain control alone maybe tried for 3 days with antibiotics prescribed if the infection does not resolve on its own. ...Read more

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Can depersonalization cause anger and last all day? I've had it most of the day since physical therapy for compensation of labyrinthitis. Is this really anxiety? I feel like I'm going nuts.

Can depersonalization  cause anger and last all day? I've had it most of the day since physical therapy for compensation of labyrinthitis. Is this really anxiety? I feel like I'm going nuts.

Depersonalization is: the result of severe psychological decompensation, usually because of high repression of stressors. It causes the world to look robot-like, or estranged--not personal. You may feel like a robot yourself, which can't be helped by labyrinthitis, which is a vestibular condition (probably physical). After the physical symptoms subside, seek out a therapist who can help you re-integrate feelings. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

None that I'm aware: Orchitis is either a viral or bacterial infection of the testicle. If bacterial you need antibiotics. If you are sexually active get checked for a sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more

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What are the possible alternative treatments for dystonia?

What are the possible alternative treatments for dystonia?

Dystonia: Stopping the medication that is causing the dystonia, if it is is sevesre IV Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps. ...Read more

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Could I have success with alternative treatments for alzhiemers?

Could I have success with alternative treatments for alzhiemers?

Possibly: AD is an incurable degenerative disease of the brain. There have been some studies using medium chain triglycerides to 'feed' the brain(Axona). Recently a study supported the use of hi dose Vit E. Other supplements include Vinpocetine and phosphatidyl serine. Be careful even with supplements and 'natural' products- they maybe unsafe or have interactions with other products or medications. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Otitis Interna (Definition)

Otitis interna = inflammation ...Read more