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Dr. Peter Glusker
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Neuritis (Definition)

Neuritis refers to inflammation of a peripheral or cranial nerve. Usually involved with ...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

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 actually causes the symptoms of neuritis?

What actually causes the symptoms of neuritis?

Neuritis not simple: An irritated nerve will produce symptoms of pain in the nerve area, and may cause weakness as well. Usually this term is used to specify a neurve related painful condition. However, sometimes the problem is in the brain and it only seems like it is in a nerve. Vestibular neuritis is a misnomer, the problem is usually in the inner ear. Brachial plexitis is also a neuritis. ...Read more

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I need to know what is vestibular neuritis and how long does it take to fully recover from the symptoms?

I need to know what is vestibular neuritis and how long does it take to fully recover from the symptoms?

Vestibular neuritis: Acutely, vestibular neuritis is usually treated symptomatically, meaning that medications are given for nausea and to reduce dizziness. When a herpes virus infection is strongly suspected, an antiviral medication can be used. When a circulation disturbance is suspected, an agent that reduces the likelihood of stroke may be used. It usually takes 3 weeks to recover from vestibular neuritis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of optic neuritis?

What are the symptoms of optic neuritis?

Optic neuritis: Usually painful loss of vision. You can find a good description here: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/optic-neuritis/ds00882/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

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If I have optic neuritis can their glasses also be useless? I have the SYMPTOMS of It and not even my glasses helps correct the dull colors of things

If I have optic neuritis can their glasses also be useless? I have the SYMPTOMS of It and not even my glasses helps correct the dull colors of things

Glasses not helpful: Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the nerve conducting information from the eye to the brain - like the cable from a computer to a video screen. The best of optics (eyeglasses) will not give you a clear image until the neuritis ends. Best to be followed if possible, by a neuro-ophthalmologist (not an optometrist) for a condition this serious. ...Read more

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Can optic neuritis and hypersensitive skin be a symptom of fibromyalgia?

Can optic neuritis and hypersensitive skin be a symptom of fibromyalgia?

NOT REALLY: Optic neuritis is often an initial sign of multiple sclerosis, but may well be an isolated event. An MRI of brain can clarify potential future risk issues. However, optic neuritis is not a part of fibromyalgia. Hypersensitive skin or even allodynia might be due to many conditions and could be part of the multiple trigger zones in fibromyalgia. Your diagnostic picture needs clarification. ...Read more

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What symptoms differentiate vestibular migraine from vestibular neuritis or labyrinthitis?

Vestibular dysfunct.: Vestibular neuritis and labyrinthitis result from infection in the inner ear or the nerves connecting the inner ear to the brain. This disrupts transmission of sensation from ear to brain. Vertigo, dizziness, and difficulties with balance, vision, or hearing may result. Migraine usually adds pain to the equation, but vertigo may also create nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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Is it remotely possible that anxiety can cause light headed 24/7 for 2 years. I was diagnosis w/vestibular neuritis but have anxiety symptoms.

Is it remotely possible that anxiety can cause light headed 24/7 for 2 years. I was diagnosis w/vestibular neuritis but have anxiety symptoms.

A Great Masquerader: According to dsm-v, symptoms of panic attacks may include "dizzy, unsteady, light-headed, or faint". In turn, panic may be associated with a number of anxiety conditions or exist as its' own disorder. So...It is possible that anxiety might present with light-headedness. Anxiety often presents with numerous physical symptoms that suggest some other neurological disorder...A great masquerader! ...Read more

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Optic neuritis (2 month ago) plus hypersensitive skin on left leg (worse in the evening). Both symptoms of possible ms? Waiting on neuro app. Thanks

Optic neuritis (2 month ago) plus hypersensitive skin on left leg (worse in the evening). Both symptoms of possible ms? Waiting on neuro app. Thanks

Maybe MS: But optic neuritis can be nonspecific, and due to other causes. If you have but one additional white matter lesion on MRI, your odds of clinically definite MS in 14 yrs is over 80%. Glad you are to see neurologist. Get this clarified and start potent treatment if diagnosis is confirmed. ...Read more

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How do u know u have optic neuritis? My right eye vision has been blurry for almost a year now. Is the a permanent symptom now associated with the ms?

OPTIC NERVE: Presume you had optic neuritis and likely did not fully recover so far. There may be some component of optic atrophy but unlikely to have persistent inflammation over optic nerve at this point, especially now that you are on tysabri (natalizumab). Do have your vision checked and make sure you do not have pars planitis, retinal detachment, vitreous detachment, or glaucoma. ...Read more

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After optic neuritis in march this year, followed my numbness, skin pain on my right side, how quickly will MS symptoms worsen?

After optic neuritis in march this year, followed my numbness, skin pain on my right side, how quickly will MS symptoms worsen?

Generic comments: Not clear to me if you truly do or do not have ms, as optic neuritis is only associated with ms about 50% of the time. You may possess an early manifestation called cis, if MRI studies are convincing, and if that is the case, suggest you receive specific meds to prevent clinically definite ms. With proper treatment, your symptoms should not worsen but improve. Find an ms specialist. ...Read more

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Some weird symptoms optic neuritis dizzy bloated headaches numbness and tingling tinnitus head pressure and sore not swollen lymph nodes all over?

Some weird symptoms optic neuritis dizzy bloated headaches numbness and tingling tinnitus head pressure and sore not swollen lymph nodes all over?

Needs evaluation: If these symptoms are recent - it could be a viral illness. If they have persisted more than 1-2 weeks, then an evaluation is needed. Possibilities include multiple sclerosis, lymphoma, fungal disease, sarcoid, TB and many others. If persistent then seek the help of your family doctor or an internist. The details can then be enumerated and proper laboratory testing will be done. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Neuritis?

Nerve Inflammation: Neuritis refers to inflammation of a peripheral or cranial nerve. Usually involved with sensory loss and pain. ...Read more

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What is mono neuritis?

Inflammation: Mono neuritis is an inflammation of the peripheral nerve. It can result from trauma, surgery or mechanical abnormality. The more common types are foot neuritis (morton's neuroma) and lower back neuritis (lumbar disc syndrome). See a neurologist or appropriate specialist in the area of the problem to help get treatment. ...Read more

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Can working in a steelmill cause optical neuritis be?

Probably not: Unless you have contact with toxic solvents, or in contact with drugs which cause arteritis or vasculitis, it is most likely that your work has nothing to do with the eye issue, and other causes should be considered. Have a thorough evaluation with first an ophthalmologist and later a neurologist. If an MRI of brain shows additional lesions, this may be early ms. ...Read more