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Labyrinthitis (cont.)

Self-Care at Home

  • Lie still in a comfortable position, often flat on your side.
  • Reduce your salt and sugar intake.
  • Avoid chocolate, coffee, and alcohol.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Try to create a low-noise, low-stress environment.
  • Talk to your doctor about certain maneuvers or exercises (Brandt and Daroff exercises and Epley maneuver) that may speed your recovery. These positions attempt to rearrange tiny particles inside your ear and/or desensitize you to their effects.
    • Sit on the edge of your bed near the middle, with legs hanging down.
    • Turn your head 45° to your right side.
    • Quickly lie down on your left side, with your head still turned, and touch the bed with the portion of your head behind your ear.
    • Hold this position-and every following position-for about 30 seconds.
    • Sit up again.
    • Quickly turn your head 45° toward your left side and lie down on your right side.
    • Sit up again.
    • Do 6-10 repetitions, 3 times per day.
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