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Labyrinthitis

Overview

An ear disorder present with irritation and swelling in inner ear


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Causes

There are many causes of labyrinthitis but most commonly occur after otitis media(ear infection) , upper respiratory infection also after cholesteatoma, allergy or few drugs which are dangerous to inner ear.

Below are few factors that increases risks of lanbyrinithitis are:

  • Consuming alcohol
  • Smoking
  • History of allergies
  • Stress, fatigue
  • Any recent viral illness, infection ear or respiratory.

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Signs & Symptoms

Symptoms of labyrinthitis include:

  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Tinnitus (ringing sensation in ears)
  • Loss of balance
  • Difficulty in eye movement
  • Hearing loss (in one ear)
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Prevention

Only way to prevention is to prevent oneself from trauma or accidents to ear.


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Treatments
Antibiotic Therapy Modern Medicine

Usually it goes away of its own in few weeks but symptom need treatment. Physician generally prescribes antibiotics for treatment of infection other medications which are given for controlling symptoms are following:

  • Corticosteroids
  • Antihistamine

 

Other preventive measure that one can follow to minimize effect of symptoms

  • Avoid jerky and any kind of sudden movement
  • Avoid reading during symptom
  • Avoid bright lights
  • Try to stay at rest when symptom occurs.
  • Avoid driving, use of heavy machineries, climbing during symptoms and alteast one week after symptoms disappear
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