Vestibular suppressants—such as meclizine, to help control loss of balance and dizziness
Steroids—in limited situations, to help control inflammation
Anti-viral medication (eg, Acyclovir)– this may be prescribed by your physician
Without antibiotic treatment, bacterial labyrinthitis can lead to permanent hearing loss or permanent problems with balance.
Rest, lie still with your eyes closed in a darkened room during acute attacks.
Avoid movement, especially sudden movement, as much as possible.
Resume normal activities gradually after the symptoms have cleared.
In some cases, nausea and vomiting cannot be controlled. This can result in severe
, which may require hospitalization to receive intravenous fluids.
Rarely, labyrinthitis may be due to a break in the membranes between the middle and inner ear. Surgery to repair the break may be required. If a tumor is causing the condition, surgery may also be needed.
To reduce your risk of getting labyrinthitis:
Seek prompt treatment for any ear problems or infection.
Get medical advice on treating respiratory infections.
Avoid head injury by wearing seat belts and safety helmets.
Ask your doctor about side effects of any medication you’re taking.
Take steps to prevent blood vessel disease or stroke. These include:
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care
provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a
substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the
advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to
starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a