What do I need to know about caring for someone with labyrinthitis?

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The first step to caring for someone with labyrinthitis is to be aware of the symptoms and how they may affect your loved one. Symptoms include dizziness, fatigue, losing their balance, and vision and hearing changes. These can cause the person to fall down and possibly injure themselves, so stay near your loved one as they stand up or move around. The person might not be able to drive or use other machinery, so offer to assist in these tasks. Be encouraging and supportive; if you want, offer to learn their rehabilitation exercises with them.

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