Is labyrinthitis serious?

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The symptoms of labyrinthitis can be serious. Vertigo and dizziness can impact your balance, leading to falling and injuries. If you become dizzy while driving or operating machinery, there is also a risk for injury. In some situations, hearing loss may last beyond the symptoms and the infection can spread to other parts of the body, even the brain.

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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 ...

like influenza A and B can be treated with certain antiviral medications. Most commonly, treatment for viral infections includes drinking lots of fluids, getting rest, eating well and letting the illness run its course.
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