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What's the treatment for vestibular neuronitis?

Vestibular neuronitis usually goes away on its own without treatment. Since it appears to be caused by a virus, antibiotics are of no help. Treatment involves comfort measures until the infection has run its course. Sometimes severe symptoms can be controlled with medications, such as antihistamines (for example, Antivert). Vestibular Neuronitis is treated with two types of medications. The first is designed to suppress the symptoms of vertigo and may include medications such as Antivert (meclizine), Compazine, Phenergan, or Valium (diazepam). These medications are effective at suppressing the vertigo and nausea and should be used to alleviate symptoms. In addition, a short course of prednisone, a steroid drug that suppresses the patient's immune system, leads to a more rapid and complete recovery from vestibular neuronitis.


More information on vestibular neuronitis

What is vestibular neuronitis? - Vestibular neuronitis is an inflammation of the vestibular nerve, which is located in inner ear. Vestibular neuronitis usually develops in only one ear at a time.
What causes vestibular neuronitis? - Vestibular neuronitis may be caused by a virus. It may also be caused by conditions affecting the circulatory system and the brain and central nervous system.
What're the symptoms of vestibular neuronitis? - The main symptom of vestibular neuronitis is vertigo, which appears suddenly and is often accompanied by nausea and vomiting.
How is vestibular neuronitis diagnosed? - Vestibular neuronitis is usually diagnosed from your symptoms of sudden vertigo, nausea, and vomiting with no hearing loss.
What's the treatment for vestibular neuronitis? - Treatment of vestibular neuronitis involves comfort measures until the infection has run its course. Severe symptoms can be controlled with medications.
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