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Labyrinthitis (cont.)

What Is the Treatment for Labyrinthitis?

Patient Comments

Depending on the cause of the labyrinthitis symptoms, the doctor likely will try one or more of the following therapies:

What Is the Follow-up for Labyrinthitis?

  • Visit your doctor regularly if symptoms continue despite therapy and rest.
  • Do not drive, work at heights, or operate heavy machinery until the dizziness leaves you.
  • Rest in bed for the first few days to avoid falls and injuries around the house.
  • Consult a neurologist or ENT physician if you do not understand your diagnosis.

How Do You Prevent Labyrinthitis?

The only causes of labyrinthitis that you can try to avoid are accidents or trauma to your ear.

What Is the Prognosis for Labyrinthitis?

  • For most causes of simple labyrinthitis, you likely will recover within a matter of days or weeks.
  • Some people may experience symptoms for weeks or months.
  • Others may have periodic recurrences.

Medically reviewed by Peter O'Connor, MD; American Board of Otolaryngology with subspecialty in Sleep Medicine

REFERENCE:

"Vestibular neuritis and labyrinthitis"
UpToDate.com


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/28/2016
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