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.
Headache! Vestibular migraine is rare but headache is a prominent feature.
Neuritis. Extremely unlikely to be contagious.
Magnesium, exercise. Vestibular physical therapy sometimes helps as do treatments used for migraines in general. Start with aerobic exercise (stationary bike is the easiest with poor sense of balance), magnesium, coq10, omega-3 (omax3 is a good brand), boswellia, and other supplements - see nyheadache. Com. Avoid to much caffeine, too many carbs and have a blood test for vitamin b12, vitamin d, thyroid, dhea, etc.
Yes. Both diseases of the inner ear are usually caused by a viral infection. I am sure that outside the usa these viruses exist and can infect the inner ear tissue.
Can labyrinthitis or Vestibular neuritis become life long chronic conditions? Most people I've spoken to with this issue have had it for months!
Not usually. The acute symptoms of vestibular neuritis are often severe and rarely last more than a few days to weeks. However the residual dizziness and sense of imbalance can take months to resolve. Most people do make a full recovery but it can take time.
Could find on the web that cause vertigo is labyrinthitis and vestibular neuritis, are there anymore or is it only those two?
There are more. Meniere's Disease and Benign Paroxismal Positional Vertigo are two others that come to mind. Migraine can cause it too.
Can u have vestibular neuritis & tinnitus? Or tinnitus only happens in labyrinthitis? I was diagnosed by ENT as VN but I have tinnitus, is it right?
May have tinnitus. Labyrinthitis is just a version of vestibular neuritis that also presents with unilateral hearing loss. In both conditions tinnitus may be present.
Middle and Inner. By definition, anything behind the tympanic membrane can end up affecting balance, dizziness/ vertigo. Outer ear infection usually does not affect balance, but is very painful, and severe pain can cause dizziness.
Can you tell me are the only ear infections that cause dizziness labyrinthitis and vestibular neuritis?
No there are others. Trauma, cholestetoma, fistulas, ear wax impaction and other conditions can cause or resemble vestibulitis (benign postional vertigo, vertiginous migraine, posterior circulation tia, focal seizure, menier's disease to name a few).
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.