Vestibular Neuritis - doctor

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الجمعة، 6 مايو 2022

Vestibular Neuritis


Vestibular Neuritis, it is when vestibulocochlear nerve becomes swollen and is affected by a viral infection of the inner ear

:This disorder in the inner ear causes multiple symptoms such as

Sudden sever vertigo, balance problems, dizziness, nausea, vomiting

It is usually starts suddenly without any previous symptoms, Vestibular Neuritis could occur at any age but it is not common to children

?How long does it need to take over it

Typically Vestibular Neuritis symptoms need 7_10 days to be fully recovered. However in some cases it may takes weeks or several months to heal completely

?What medicines could be used

For some patients, symptoms could disappear without any treatment after few days, but many people prefer to take some drugs to make the healing as soon as possible
:the medicines which could be prescribed in such cases
  • Antihistamines such as Betahistine or Ginkgo biloba 
  • Vestibular inhibitor (dimenhydramine)
  • Emetics (promethazine, meclopromide)
  • Corticosteroids
  •  Antivirals
  • Sedatives (Lexotan and Valium)
.All of them improve the blood flow in the inner ear