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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)

Labyrinthitis is a condition caused by swelling and irritation of the inner ear. This often results in a loss of balance, a loss of hearing, and dizziness. Risk factors include behavioral factors such as smoking, recently having a viral infection, ...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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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

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Otitis Interna (Definition)

Otitis interna is an infection of the inner ear. It is also known as labyrinthitis. The inner ear controls balance, so patients usually have severe ...Read more