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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
Can labyrinthitis and migraines cause the same symptoms? I see a neurologist Monday but can't see an ENT yet. Pressure in my head constant ringing ear
Migraine vertigo: Both migraine and labrynthitis can cause vertigo, however the pressure in the ear sensation is not normally seen with migraine. Labrynthitis can be a sudden onset very severe vertigo that can last weeks. Migrainous vertigo is usually more of a constant dizziness, and sometimes a little less severe. The neurologist should be able to distinguish between these. They also have different treatments. ...Read more
I've had labyrinthitis for 2 months (I think) I've had symptoms of it but diagnosed with it finally a few weeks ago. How long does it last?
Varies: Unfortunately, it may last for six months or more, but it usually resolves sooner than that. No cure that works for everyone. Try ginger tea for the nausea. Other substances that may help include Vinpocetine 40 mg/day from a health food store, and Piracetam 4.8 gm twice/day from an on-line overseas pharmacy. Don't drive until you are well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If due to a virus it is typically self limiting. Dizziness is tough to deal with. Medications given to supress vertigo like meclezine can produce drowsiness and other symptoms. Follow up exam with the doctor is usually advised if the cause is infectious. Sometimes one needs to see an ENT or neurologist with this condition depending on the cause and clinical course. ...Read more
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
Vestibular disorder: Labyrinthitis is also referred to as vestibular neuronitis and refers to a disorder of the inner ear. Symptoms include: abnormal sensation of movement (vertigo) difficulty focusing the eyes because of involuntary eye movements dizziness hearing loss in one ear loss of balance, such as falling toward one side nausea and vomiting ringing or other noises in the ears (tinnitus) i hope this helps. ...Read more
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
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