What is it?

Labyrinthitis is an inner ear infection which can affect a person’s balance and hearing. It is often caused primarily by viral infection; however, it can also be caused by bacterial infection, autoimmune diseases, allergic reactions or medications.

What are the symptoms?

Labyrinthitis manifests as:

  • Nausea.
  • Vomiting.
  • Vertigo.
  • Loss of balance.
  • Fever.
  • Pain in the ear.
  • Hearing loss.
  • Sensation of ringing in the ears.

What to expect?

If you are diagnosed with labyrinthitis, you can consider discussing the following subjects with your doctor:

  • Was there a specific cause found? If none, do you need investigations or tests to assess your hearing?
  • What are your treatment options?
  • A healthy diet, quitting smoking and an active lifestyle can help improve overall health and well-being. Which changes can you make in your lifestyle?

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