In labyrinthitis, the part of the inner ear known as the labyrinth is inflamed. Because the labyrinth contains the organs of balance and hearing, inflammation in this part of the ear leads to dizziness, nausea, vomiting and tinnitus.

Treatment of Labyrinthitis

Labyrinthitis can often be diagnosed from your symptoms. Your doctor may suggest:

  • • antibiotics, for bacterial labyrinthitis
  • you lie in a darkened room with your eyes closed
  • an anti-emetic drug to ease the nausea. It may take several weeks to recover
    completely from labyrinthitis, so go slowly.