Labyrinthitis occurs when the labyrinth, a part of the inner ear that helps control your balance, gets swollen and inflamed. The inflammation may cause you to feel like you are spinning or whirling. Labyrinthitis may also cause temporary hearing loss or a ringing sound in your ears. Labyrinthitis can happen after a viral infection or, more rarely, after an infection caused by bacteria. Most of the time, labyrinthitis goes away on its own after a few weeks. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how labyrinthitis is contracted, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
What Is Labyrinthitis? What Are the Symptoms?
Feeling dizzy or hard of hearing? You may have symptoms of labyrinthitis. WebMD explains what this condition is and how it’s treated.
Vertigo: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of vertigo, a sensation of spinning that is related to problems with the inner ear.
Home Exercises for Vertigo
The spinning sensation and dizziness you get from vertigo can limit your activities and make you feel sick. Learn some simple maneuvers you can do at home that might bring relief, depending on the cause.
WebMD walks you through first aid steps for dizziness, usually a symptom of another problem.
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The Ear (Human Anatomy): Picture, Function, Definition, Conditions, and More
WebMD's Ear Anatomy Page provides a detailed image and definition of the ear as well as an overview of ear-related health problems. Learn about the ear's function in the body and test and treatments that may affect the ear.