What is vestibular neuronitis?

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Vestibular neuronitis is a balance disorder that usually results from an inflammation of the nerve leading to the ear's semicircular canals, which help control balance. Hearing is not usually affected. Often, vestibular neuronitis is caused by an infection, probably viral. Vertigo, or dizziness, is the primary symptom. People with vestibular neuronitis may experience a single, severe case of vertigo that can last up to 10 days. Generally, the condition will improve after the first attack, but lasting symptoms, including frequent dizziness with head movements, can occur.

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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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