Labyrinth is the inner ear, and so labyrinthitis is the inflammation of the inner ear. There are two nerves in the inner ear which send information to the brain. When one of these nerves gets inflamed, then it results in labyrinthitis. Some of the symptoms of labyrinthitis are dizziness, tinnitus, loss of hearing, and nausea. This inner ear disorder can occur at any age.
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Is lightheadedness related to neuro, heart or sinus issue?
Query: Hello doctor, I have recently felt lightheadedness for about a week. I went to the ER and they could not find anything wrong. They did all neuro testing and I passed. Blood work and urine are perfect. Blood sugar and blood pressure were perfect. Ekg came back perfect, no stomach issues. I do not fee... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Probably you have an issue with your ear that may cause a block in the eustachian tube due to allergy or infection leading to vertigo. Other possibilities like acute labyrinthitis or vestibular neuronitis may cause your symptoms. Avoid smoking and caffeine drinks, coo... Read Full »
Why is my hearing in the left ear affected?
Query: Hi doctor, For the past few days, I am not able to hear properly through my left ear and it is almost down to 50%. I have consulted an ENT specialist and they suggested for a CT scan. Everything is fine in the scan. Sugar and BP levels are normal and they injected some steroids for two days. Still, ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and you have developed sudden hearing loss in your left ear for the last few days. As you are neither hypertensive nor diabetic, the possibilities are acute labyrinthitis, eustachian tube dysfunction and idiopathic.Now, you have to consult your E... Read Full »
Can I get an ear infection after undergoing a tympanoplasty and a mastoidectomy?
Query: Hello doctor, I am having dizziness and fainting-like sensations along with intense itching in both the ears. I had my husband help me take photos with our otoscope I purchased online. The pictures with redness on them are my right ear, and the pictures without the redness and the yellow tube are my... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You are likely to have an acute labyrinthitis with acute inflammation of your right ear. If you had such attacks previously, then an examination and investigations of your concerned ear is a must to finalize the diagnosis for a proper... Read Full »
What causes dizziness when you stand up from sitting?
Query: Hello doctor, This question is regarding my mother, who is 57 years old. She is getting episodes of dizziness from the last one and a half or two years. Most of the time, they are mild, and they occur for few seconds when she gets up or sits down. Sometimes, they stay long and are associated with n... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, it is not something to worry about. Her symptoms and response to Vertin (Betahistine), although incomplete, suggests that these are originating from the internal ear, which is the most common cause of dizziness in old age.This occurs due to age-related changes lead... Read Full »
Will hearing high pitch sounds through headphones cause ear damage?
Query: Hi doctor,I have sensitive hearing. Otherwise, I feel great and use hearing plugs when necessary. I fear that hard and high pitch sounds will destroy my ears. Today, when I was about to do a home hearing test on my mobile, and accidentally the volume was at its loudest settings. The first tone that ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You are suffering from hyperacusis (increased sensitivity to sound). This is observed in the following conditions: Labyrinthitis (infections of Labyrinth). Early stages of degenerative changes in cochlear. Palsy of stapedius muscle. T... Read Full »
I suffer from labyrinthitis and have a pressure build-up in the ear. Why does it happen?
Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with labyrinthitis 18 months ago and was bedridden for two months. However, improvements were gradual and prolonged. The worst symptom was strange disorientation which I can compare to the sensation of being on a plane. It has persisted to the present day. I consulted an E... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Dizziness or spinning sensation, ringing in the ears, and hissing or popping sounds in the ears may indicate otitis media with effusion (fluid in ears). This usually occurs after an acute middle ear infection. A viral upper respiratory tra... Read Full »
What could this room spinning sensation be?
Query: Hello doctor, My problems are headaches and dizziness. When I woke up this morning, my head was aching and when I stood up, I felt the room turning around. I could not stand for a long time. I have a previous history of vertigo and migraine. Please help. Read Full »
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what you have mentioned, most probably you have vertigo which may be due to many causes like: Inflammation of the labyrinth (inside of the ear) Positional vertigo with certain movement. Meniere disease which is associated with increased pressure inside the ear... Read Full »
Why i am hearing some swishing noise in my ear?
Query: Hi doctor, I have this insane swishing noise every time I move my head or eyes. I feel like I am going to pass out. Even opening some doors do it if they create pressure from pulling. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since the movement worsens the symptoms, it must be an inner ear problem. There could be an additionally middle ear block or eustachian tube block as the pressure change worsens it. However, since you have not mentioned the duration, I am mentioning all possibl... Read Full »
Can a blow or hit to the ear cause labyrinthitis?
Query: Hi doctor, I am sorry to confess that I ended up hitting an old friend in the ear instead of the head amid a fistfight. It was not a bloody fight or anything, but he said he could not hear properly for a couple of minutes afterward. He had labyrinthitis a few weeks later, and I wonder if that could ... Read Full »
Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for briefing me regarding the problem in concern. Some amount of hearing loss and tinnitus is expected if there has been trauma to the eardrum. There could have been a rupture of the eardrum due to the impact of the injury. However, such perforations involving t... Read Full »
How to treat the nose and throat infection after I swallowed the salt water from the swimming pool?
Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday, I was swimming in a pool that had salt water in it. I went underwater and accidentally swallowed the salt water. It burned my nose and my throat. I woke up today dizzy and my throat kills and my nose still does. I keep coughing up mucus. I also keep sneezing. What should I d... Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome in icliniq.com.I understand your concern. You are likely to have an acute upper respiratory tract infection, and associated labyrinthitis as you have vertigo. Now, you are advised to take: Tablet Paracetamol. Tablet Betahistine 16 mg thrice daily. Steam inhalation. Antihist... Read Full »