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How long can labyrinthitis last?

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Dr. Mark Loury
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Usually 1-2 days

Labyrinthitis is thought to be caused by a viral infection of part of the 8th cranial nerve.
Symptoms include dizziness, impaired balance, nausea/vomiting.Symptoms generally are at worst for 1-2 days then improve, sometimes with a mild residual dizziness that can last weeks/months. For acute symptoms > few days or not improving over time, best to be reevaluated since may be a more serious problem.

In brief: Usually 1-2 days

Labyrinthitis is thought to be caused by a viral infection of part of the 8th cranial nerve.
Symptoms include dizziness, impaired balance, nausea/vomiting.Symptoms generally are at worst for 1-2 days then improve, sometimes with a mild residual dizziness that can last weeks/months. For acute symptoms > few days or not improving over time, best to be reevaluated since may be a more serious problem.
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