What to do to prevent labyrinthitis dizziness attacks

Labyrinthitis is an inflammation of the ear that affects the labyrinth, a region of the inner ear responsible for hearing and balance, leading to the appearance of dizziness, vertigo, lack of balance, hearing loss, nausea and general malaise.

To avoid the dizziness attacks of labyrinthitis, it is recommended to take some precautions, such as moving slowly, avoiding sudden movements and avoiding bright places.

Other important precautions to prevent dizziness from labyrinthitis are:

  • Avoid watching 3D movies at the cinema or electronic games;
  • Avoid exposure to many visual stimuli, such as watching fireworks or going to nightclubs;
  • Avoid very noisy places, such as concerts or football games;
  • Avoid smoking and drinking alcoholic or stimulant drinks, such as coffee, black tea or coca-cola, for example;
  • Avoid stress;
  • Make a healthy diet, rich in foods with anti-inflammatory properties;
  • Sleep well.

Knowing what is causing labyrinthitis is essential to achieve adequate disease control. Know the causes and symptoms of labyrinthitis and what the treatment consists of.

If even when following these tips, the bouts of dizziness persist frequently, it is recommended to sit in a chair keeping your back straight and stare at any point and avoid high shoes to ensure a better body balance. In addition, one should avoid driving vehicles or operating machines in times of crisis, as attention capacities are reduced.

How the treatment is done

If the preventive measures are not enough to solve the problem, it may be necessary to undergo treatment with medications that must be indicated by the otorhinolaryngologist or neurologist, whose prescription will depend on the symptoms of the disease.

Some of the medications that the doctor may recommend are flunarizine, meclizine, promethazine or betahistine, for example, which contribute to the reduction of dizziness, nausea and vomiting. Learn more about the pharmacological treatment of labyrinthitis .

Physiotherapy sessions are also important in the treatment of labyrinthitis, as they help to correct balance problems associated with this inflammation. 

In addition, it is also important to eat a diet rich in foods with anti-inflammatory properties, as is the case with fish rich in omega-3, such as tuna, sardines or salmon, garlic, onions and flax seeds.

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