How do you get rid of labyrinthitis?
Treating labyrinthitis prescription antihistamines, such as desloratadine (Clarinex) medications that can reduce dizziness and nausea, such as meclizine (Antivert) sedatives, such as diazepam (Valium) corticosteroids, such as prednisone..
What triggers labyrinthitis?
There are various things that can cause labyrinthitis and vestibular neuritis. Viral infections are the most common cause. Most often cold or flu viruses, but also others, including the varicella zoster virus (that causes shingles), and the mumps, measles and rubella viruses.
What should I avoid with labyrinthitis?
Avoid bright lights, TV, and reading during a vertigo attack. They may make symptoms worse. Avoid activities such as driving, operating heavy machinery, and climbing while you are having symptoms. Drink water, especially if you have nausea and vomiting.
How long does it take for labyrinthitis to go away?
Within one week sufferers are usually able to sit up and after two weeks will begin to compensate for the dizziness/vertigo. Acute episodes usually end after one to two months. Although permanent vestibular damage may remain in some cases, most people recover fully from viral labyrinthitis.
What is the fastest way to get rid of labyrinthitis?
Home remedies that may help relieve symptoms of labyrinthitis include warm compresses on the affected ear, saltwater gargle, not smoking, and over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers. Labyrinthitis is not contagious; however, the viruses and bacteria that cause ear infections can be.
Does Labrynthitis go away?
Most of the time, labyrinthitis and vestibular neuritis go away on their own. This normally takes several weeks. If the cause is a bacterial infection, your doctor will give you antibiotics. But most cases are caused by viral infections, which can’t be cured with antibiotics.