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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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I have the virus Labyrinthitis. Is it safe to exercise with this virus? Running? Swimming? Stationary bike? I don't want to make it worse. Thank you!

I have the virus Labyrinthitis.  Is it safe to exercise with this virus? Running? Swimming? Stationary bike? I don't want to make it worse. Thank you!

Be aware: There are many different viruses that cause Labyrinthitis like herpes viruses, influenza, measles, rubella, mumps, polio, hepatitis, Epstein-Barr(mono) and more. When you can start exercising really depends on your symptoms and the severity of your symptoms. Even if your symptoms are mild, you'd probably want to minimize heavy motion dependent exercise and ease into your chosen form of exercise. ...Read more

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Does labyrinthitis and/or anxiety make you forget things? Like, you just woke up and ate but feel it was hours ago. Does it affect your memory

Does labyrinthitis and/or anxiety make you forget things? Like, you just woke up and ate but feel it was hours ago. Does it affect your memory

Anxiety and Memory: Anxiety can definitely impact memory. Anxiety is typically our body's way of preparing a person to manage a threat. When this occurs our body activates its "fight or flight" response to save our life if we were in eminent danger. When activation occurs without an immediate threat, it is called anxiety. Fear thoughts r great when facing danger .. not so good when not and this can impact memory. ...Read more

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I took an ativan (lorazepam) for my dizziness from labyrinthitis and anxiety attack last night, only got a few hours sleep if that. If I get anxious and take another ativan (lorazepam) will it knock me out I can't sleep yet?

I took an ativan (lorazepam) for my dizziness from labyrinthitis and anxiety attack last night, only got a few hours sleep if that. If I get anxious and take another ativan (lorazepam) will it knock me out I can't sleep yet?

Not a good idea: Chasing symptoms with Ativan/lorazepam is a bad idea. Settle yourself in a dark, relaxing place, practice your deep breathing/meditations, and you should fall asleep. Your anxiety will be less when you wake up. Ativan (all benzodiazepines) are terribly addicting. You should avoid them, managing your anxiety with non-drug methods mentioned above. If meds absolutely needed, safer ones available ...Read more

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What is labyrinthitis?

What is labyrinthitis?

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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How long can labyrinthitis last?

How long can labyrinthitis last?

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. ...Read more

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How long does labyrinthitis last?

Varies: Most cases get better in a few weeks, often sooner. ...Read more

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What is the cause of "labyrinthitis"?

Viral illness: "labyrinthitis" typically refers to an acute inner ear condition associated with vertigo and often secondary nausea and/or vomiting. The most severe symptoms last 1-3 days but dysequilibrium may persist for several additional weeks. It is thought to be associated with a viral illness. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of labyrinthitis?

Hearing and dizzy: People with labyrinthitis will have severe vertigo that lasts several day then slowly improves over weeks, associated with severe hearing loss in one ear. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of labyrinthitis ?

What is the symptoms of labyrinthitis ?

Labyrinthitis: True labyrinthitis is hearing loss and vertigo. The vertigo is usually constant, even at rest, but is worsened by movement. If you have the vertigo component without the hearing loss, it's called vestibular neuronitis. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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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