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Why does vertigo get worse before getting better from possible inner ear infection that was untreated for 4 weeks but got antibiotics now?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Viral labyrinthitis

If you truly have an inner ear vestibular infection, it virtually never is the result of a bacterial infection.
Unless you have a very serious infection of the middle ear, the vertigo, if inner ear in origin, is always viral. Antibiotics are never indicated for labyrinthitis. If you have a viral labyrinthitis, it may take several weeks to resolve. Symptomatic relief with meclizine.

In brief: Viral labyrinthitis

If you truly have an inner ear vestibular infection, it virtually never is the result of a bacterial infection.
Unless you have a very serious infection of the middle ear, the vertigo, if inner ear in origin, is always viral. Antibiotics are never indicated for labyrinthitis. If you have a viral labyrinthitis, it may take several weeks to resolve. Symptomatic relief with meclizine.
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