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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?

Time: And you could try decongestants. Meclizine may help with the dizziness. ...Read more

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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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What is the treatment for otitis interna?

What is the treatment for otitis interna?

Antibiotics: Amoxicillin is still recommended as the first line antibiotic. There are others for treatment failure or patients with allergies. Also pain control. In older patients, pain control alone maybe tried for 3 days with antibiotics prescribed if the infection does not resolve on its own. ...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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Is there a cure for labyrinthitis?

Is there a cure for labyrinthitis?

Time: Labyrinthitis is an inflammation of your balance centers. It is usually self limited and improves with time. We treat the symptoms so the patients find relief until the inflammation goes away which is usually several days. If the vertigo does not go away it needs to be reevaluated as there might be another scenario. Any hearing loss needs to be evaluated immediately! ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a cure for labyrinthitis?

Please let me know if there is a cure for labyrinthitis?

No immediate cure: Usually this is self-limiting, meaning it will go away with time on its own. You can be prescribed steroids, meclizine, or a scopolamine patch by your ENT doctor. My best experience has been with low-dose valium or ativan (lorazepam). ...Read more

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What other than steroids will cure labyrinthitis can't take steroids and antibiotics haven't worked for me. I have constant tinnitus and weird vision.

What other than steroids will cure labyrinthitis can't take steroids and antibiotics haven't worked for me. I have constant tinnitus and weird vision.

See ENT: Labyrinthitis is thought to be due to a virus. This is generally self limiting. Treatment includes steroid and symptom medication such as Meclizine. Antibiotic are not indicated unless there is a bacterial middle ear infection. If symptoms persist this may not be Labyrinthitis. Further evaluation with an Otolaryngologist with appropriate testing may be warranted. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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