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Treatment For Labyrinthitis
Is there any other treatment to battle labyrinthitis other than prednisolone. i have used this for 29 days and my hearing has not improved.?
I have labyrinthitis in the right ear. I have used prednisolone and my hearing has not returned. Would alternative treatment like acupuncture work?
Hello Doctor Mandel! A month ago I suffered from acute labyrinthitis with veritigo and vomiting, hearing loss on my left ear. Now I still have noise in my left ear and sometimes steadless. What you can recommend as treatment? Thank you ver much!!!
Avoid operating: machinery and rest. Doing valsalva will help. It may take another few days and all your symptoms will go away. Good luck. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Extremely dizzy in my head, vision is more blurry. Left ear is ringing, I'm waiting to start physical therapy for labyrinthitis. Kind of depersonalized. Could that be labyrinthitis or anxiety?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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