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Doctor insights on: Viral Labyrinthitis Contagious

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How much time does viral labyrinthitis usually last?

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

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 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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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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Is it possible to get vestibular labyrinthitis or neuritis (viral or bacterial) from going out of the country? Possible? Thank you

Labyrinthitis: Labyrinthitis is an inflammation of the inner ear that leads to imbalance and hearing loss. The cause is usually a virus or an infection. This can occur after an upper respiratory infection. Going out of the country does not raise the risk of contracting labyrinthitis. ...Read more

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What are other causes of labyrinthitis besides viral and bacterial infections?

What are other causes of labyrinthitis besides viral and bacterial infections?

Surgical trauma: Labyrinthitis by definition is an inflammation of the inner ear. The inner ear has both the organ for hearing (cochlea) and the organs of balance. Bacterial infections of the labyrinth are very rare and life-threatening. The cause of inner ear inflammation is usually viral but can certainly follow middle ear or inner ear surgery. Middle ear infections can also penetrate into the inner ear. ...Read more

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I have daily nausea, dizzy spells, general weakness, anxiety, hypoglycaemia for 2 years following viral labyrinthitis. No doctor has helped. Help!

I have daily nausea, dizzy spells, general weakness, anxiety, hypoglycaemia for 2 years following viral labyrinthitis. No doctor has helped. Help!

Difficult.: If treated early with antiviral such as Acyclovir, famcyclovir, valacyclovir, these will shorten the viral shedding and may prevent auditory and vestibular damage. Steroids like Methylprednisolone decrease the inflammation and benzodiazepines can also help with anxiety and dizzy spells. Unfortunately, in spite of best efforts, residual neurological symptoms persist. Symptomatic treatment continues. ...Read more

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Viral pneumonitis contagious?

Viral pneumonitis contagious?

Pneumonia: Can be. Flu can cause viral pneumonitis which is contagious. ...Read more

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How contagious is viral myositis?

How contagious is viral myositis?

Myositis is a...: Complication of a number of viruses. The virus can be spread but the other person is not likely to get the myositis. ...Read more

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Is post viral bronchitis contagious?

Is post viral bronchitis contagious?

Without symptoms: Viral bronchitis is usually contagious 1-4 days after intiation of illness. However coughing and sneezing spreads contagious droplets with virus from person to person. Most safe if not coughing or sneezing. ...Read more

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What is viral gastritis? Is it contagious?

What is viral gastritis? Is it contagious?

Yes: A viral infection affecting the upper intestinal tract causing abdominal pain, nause and vomiting. As it is a viral infection, it can be transmitted. ...Read more

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When and for how long is viral bronchitis contagious?

When and for how long is viral bronchitis contagious?

Difficult to answer: There are many different viruses that can cause bronchitis, all with different incubation periods and different time frames for viral shedding. But, if you have active symptoms like fever, nasal congestion, sore throat, etc., you are likely contagious. The associated cough can last longer than the viral infection so if all the other symptoms are gone, you are possibly no longer contagious. ...Read more

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Is viral infection contagious?

Depends on the virus: But most spread from person to person by one route or another. ...Read more

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Is post viral cough contagious?

Is post viral cough contagious?

Probably not...: A post-viral cough is usually due to bronchospasm and residual airway inflammation. Bronchodilator and steroid inhalers are prescribed to treat this so see your doctor for treatment. Since the viral infection is resolved, this is not contagious. ...Read more

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Viral tracheitis how long contagious for?

Viral tracheitis how long contagious for?

Like a cold or flu: Like a cold of flu, one should expect a viral tracheitis or viral laryngitis to be contagious from a couple of days before the start of symptoms through 5-10 days of symptoms. The period of contagiousness in one individual person is unpredictable, so if somebody needs to be extra safe, then he should stay away from the sick person until a couple of days after all symptoms are gone. ...Read more

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Is viral pneumonia contagious? A child where I work was diagnoised with viral pneumonia. Is it contagiious?

Is viral pneumonia contagious? A child where I work was diagnoised with viral pneumonia. Is it contagiious?

Maybe: Viruses can be transmitted person to person, however a virus that causes pneumonia in one person may not necessarily cause pneumonia in another person who is infected with it. For example the flu can can cause a fever, muscle aches and few lung symptoms in one person but a severe pneumonia in another. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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