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Labyrinthitis (cont.)

Labyrinthitis Symptoms

  • The most common symptoms
    • Vertigo
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Loss of balance
  • Other possible symptoms
    • A mild headache
    • Tinnitus (a ringing or rushing noise)
    • Hearing loss
  • These symptoms often are provoked or made worse by moving your head, sitting up, rolling over, or looking upward.
  • Symptoms may last for days or even weeks depending on the cause and severity.
    • Symptoms may come back, so be careful about driving, working at heights, or operating heavy machinery for at least 1 week from the time the symptoms end.
    • Rarely, the condition may last all your life, as with Meniere's disease. This condition usually involves tinnitus and hearing loss with the vertigo. In rare cases it can be debilitating.
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