Labyrinthitis is a condition in which the part of the inner ear called the labyrinth becomes inflamed or infected. In the labyrinth is a nerve called the vestibular nerve which is responsible for balance and spatial navigation. When this nerve is compromised, it can result in symptoms of dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus, loss of balance, nausea, and vomiting. A viral infection most often causes labyrinthitis and usually resolves itself within a few weeks. These treatments of labyrinthitis may help you feel better until the inflammation is under control.
Labyrinthitis causes dizziness and nausea, which can be exacerbated if you are dehydrated. When you have this condition, be sure to drink plenty of water and fluids with electrolytes. Staying hydrated is vital to the healing process. Keep a bottle of water with you at all times to sip on throughout the day—especially if you work in a job which requires physical exertion or if you are physically active.
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