What increases my risk of labyrinthitis?

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There are a variety of factors that increase your risk of developing labyrinthitis. Some of these are medical conditions, while others are lifestyle activities. Medical factors include having allergies or recently having an upper respiratory or ear infection. Stress, alcohol consumption, certain medications, and smoking are all lifestyle factors that increase your risk of labyrinthitis. Being overly tired and run down may also put you at risk for labyrinthitis.

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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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