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Labyrinthitis (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

When to call the doctor

  • You feel dizzy just from moving your head or body.
  • You occasionally feel nauseous and have vomiting.
  • You have ringing or rushing noises in your ear.
  • You have a sudden hearing loss.

When to go to the hospital

  • You cannot eat, drink, or take medications because of vomiting.
  • Your hearing progressively worsens.
  • You have a severe headache or lethargy.
  • You have a fever.
  • You have ear pain.
  • You recently injured your head or ear.
  • Your dizziness doesn't stop after a few minutes.
  • You develop double vision.
  • You develop speech problems.
  • Your arm or leg suddenly gets numb or weak.
  • Muscles on your face become weak or paralyzed.
  • Your gait (ability to walk normally) is affected.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/6/2014
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