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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

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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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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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 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

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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?

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 more

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How long can the symptoms of labyrinthitis and bppv last?

Vertigo: Unfortunately, this condition is unpredictable. Can last days, weeks, months, resolve and recur. Work closely with your doctor to help manage your symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've had labyrinthitis for 19 weeks with anxiety how much longer does this last?

I've had labyrinthitis for 19 weeks with anxiety how much longer does this last?

Labyrinthitis: First get a second opinion from an ENT experienced in vestibular disorders. Second, you don't mention how you were treated. Were you put on antibiotic, antiviral or steroids? Do you have an anxiety disorder that may be mistaken for or contributing to the vertigo? You may need vestibular rehab if dx is confirmed and persistent. ...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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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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Can labyrinthitis or Vestibular neuritis become life long chronic conditions? Most people I've spoken to with this issue have had it for months!

Can labyrinthitis or Vestibular neuritis become life long chronic conditions? Most people I've spoken to with this issue have had it for months!

Not usually: The acute symptoms of vestibular neuritis are often severe and rarely last more than a few days to weeks. However the residual dizziness and sense of imbalance can take months to resolve. Most people do make a full recovery but it can take time. ...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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Have had labyrinthitis for 5 months went to ENT today and he basically said because I've had it so long I'll always have it on and off. Is this right?

Have had labyrinthitis for 5 months went to ENT today and he basically said because I've had it so long I'll always have it on and off. Is this right?

2nd opinion: Without the ability to examine and test you there is no way that this can be answered online. The question is the source of the labyrinth disorder and the treatment that has been applied. You really should see another physician in the same area and get a second opinion. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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I have recently been suffering from both labyrinthitis and pulsatile tinnitus in the last two weeks, are these conditions linked or possibly both symptoms of something else?

I have recently been suffering from both labyrinthitis and pulsatile tinnitus in the last two weeks, are these conditions linked or possibly both symptoms of something else?

Tinn: Pulsatile tinnitus is linked to several conditions...Aneurysm, pseudotumor cerebri, but nothing exclusive. Labyrhinthitis more commonly has tinnitis wwith vertigo but not necessarily pulsatile. ...Read more

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Have had labyrinthitis for 16 weeks and the last couple of days have felt awful I've had an MRI scan and bloods taken and they were all clear?

Labyrinthitis: A person's case can be exactly so. It is not unusual that the MRI and lab tests are normal, although it is important to make sure they are normal.

There are many symptomatic treatments, such as exercises, changing dietary salt, and medicines, such as meclizine and lorazepam, which can be helpful. ...Read more

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How long do you have to take ativan (lorazepam) to become addicted Don't really like how they make me feel but better than anxiety/dizzy 247. 5 for labyrinthitis?

How long do you have to take ativan (lorazepam) to become addicted Don't really like how they make me feel but better than anxiety/dizzy 247. 5 for labyrinthitis?

Addiction to benzod: Or other drugs can occur with both short term and long term use and is dependent on multiple factors. Seek counseling or help if you suspect any form of dependency or craving or increased need. ...Read more

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I didn't get much sleep last night and I have labyrinthitis, my anxiety is going crazy. Mini panic attacks and feeling like I won't ever be able to sl?

I didn't get much sleep last night and I have labyrinthitis, my anxiety is going crazy. Mini panic attacks and feeling like I won't ever be able to sl?

Seek on site help: If you have had attacks of labrynthitis in the past, I suggest you see your PCP or ENT Doctor. If this is a new onset, never had it before, you should go to an ER to make certain it is not something more serious. ...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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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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Dr. Scott Keith
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Otitis Interna (Definition)

Otitis interna = inflammation ...Read more