How does labyrinthitis affect the body?

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Labyrinthitis, inflammation of the inner ear, makes you feel like you are moving or going in circles, even when you are standing still. This is known as vertigo and contributes to feelings of dizziness. Labyrinthitis affects your vestibular system, which houses the organs of your inner ear, and makes it difficult to monitor where your head is positioned, as well as your movement and balance. Labyrinthitis can also affect your vision and hearing.

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Viral Infections

Viral Infections

Viral infections like herpes simplex, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), chicken pox and rotavirus are infections caused by a virus instead of a bacterium. Viral infections do not respond to antibiotics, but some specific viruses ...

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