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Labyrinthitis usually goes away on its own within a few days to weeks. If labyrinthitis was triggered by a bacterial infection, antibiotics may be prescribed. Viral infections cannot be cured with antibiotics.

Additional treatment is intended to keep you comfortable until the labyrinthitis goes away. Medicines called vestibular suppressants may be prescribed to reduce symptoms.

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If a bacterial infection has injured your inner ear, you may continue to have symptoms of vertigo even after the infection has healed. Over time, your body should adjust to the confusing signals from the balance sensory systems that falsely tell your brain to detect motion that isn't occurring. The vertigo will eventually improve or disappear completely. This process is called compensation. Remaining as active as possible speeds compensation. Medicines may slow compensation and should only be taken for 1 to 2 weeks.

What To Think About

If your doctor prescribes antibiotics, be sure to take them exactly as prescribed. And do not stop taking them even if you feel better; otherwise, the infection may not go away.

Persistent vertigo may be caused by other conditions and should be evaluated by your doctor.


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Last Updated: July 02, 2008
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