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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


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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?

How long does labyrinthitis last?

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

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What can be done for labyrinthitis?

Labyrinthitis: Should see ENT for exam and audiogram. If viral, supportive care indicated, i.e. antivertginous medications, avoidance of alcohol, smoking, rest, etc. If not, treatment dependent on findings ...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

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How long does labyrinthitis usually last?

1-4 weeks: Anywhere from 1-4 weeks. Sometimes residual dysequilibrium for several months. Neurosensory hearing loss is almost always permanent. ...Read more

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Are there good OTC remedies for labyrinthitis?

Labyrinthitis: There are over the counter antihistamines which can help with the symptoms. Dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) bonine and similar otc medications are available. ...Read more

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Does labyrinthitis usually cause many symptoms?

Not many: Labyrinthitis is the name given to the inflammation of the labyrinth which is the balance portion of the hearing (acoustic)nerve. The main symptoms are vertigo (dizziness with a sense of rotation) nausea and vomiting secondary to that and balance problems. Hearing is not affected. ...Read more

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What do fluid tablets do to help labyrinthitis?

Nothing: Diuretics, pills that make you pee and lose salt, are used for menieres disease, a particular disease causing recurrent dizzy spells. Labyrinthitis is one severe dizzy spell lasting days, with or without hearing loss. I can think of no reason to use a diuretic for labyrinthitis. Early on valium or Meclizine are used for severe vertigo spells. See an ent. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I do for labyrinthitis?

Recommend an ENT: That diagnosis gets tossed out far too often. I recommend that you see an ENT for appropriate testing and treatment. Do not want to speculate here with so little info. ...Read more

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What's the significance of having labyrinthitis?

Dizziness: Labyrinthitis is inflammation of the inner ear, which controls balance. It is often caused by a virus and is typically self-limiting. You'll be dizzy for a few days but it should get better soon. With any sudden onset of dizziness, you need to see your doctor right away to make sure it's not something more serious. ...Read more

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How long will the symptoms of labyrinthitis last?

Depends: Depending on the underlying diagnosis/condition that is causing your labrynthitis, the time frame of resolution will be different. Usually viral issues are the most common and will resolve in a week or so. Medications may help decrease the time frame to resolution as well of course. Best wishes. ...Read more

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


Dr. Eric Weisman
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Otitis Interna (Definition)

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