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Introduction

There are manyvariations of the condition called vestibular neuritis. This condition canoccur as attacks of vertigo (many or just one), or as a paroxysmal. If a personsuffers from this condition the most usual symptoms includes vomiting, nauseaand infections of upper respiratory track. Inflammation of the vestibularnerve produces a condition called eye nystagmus.

Diagnosis and the treatment of Vestibular Neuritis

Since this condition can be caused by a number of reasons, there are manypossible treatments. Because of this a proper diagnosis has to be made, and a proper examination needs to be performed. Conditions like cerebral stroke orbrainstem can cause similar symptoms so doctors have to be careful. Examinationcannot be done by a physical examination only, and MRI scans will have to performedin order to receive diagnose. As for the most common symptoms caused by this condition, unsteadiness and spontaneous nystagmus are some of the problems experienced.Remember that, if you detect some problems with vision on one side the problemwith vestibular neuritis is located on the other side. This is calledAlexander's law. Problems like skew deviation and double vision can also occur and generally the problems with this condition can be very persistent.

Sometimes the symptomsmay remain even after a month. If this happens, some additional test will have to beperformed. Tests like ENG and audiogram are performed in order to examine theproblem more closely, because ENG detects the motion response of one ear, whileaudiogram will determine if the cause of the problem is vestibular neuritis.Complications are possible and sometimes this condition can evolve into chronic, ifthe vestibular nerve is damaged. There is a possibility of vestibularrehabilitation therapy which is used if the symptoms remain. Since the damaged nervesends signals to the brain, this therapy will help your brain to disregardthose signals. This is done by physical exercising.

Symptoms of Vestibular Neuritis

We have mentioned several symptoms already. The emotion of moving environment while you are still, is named vertigo, and this is one of the symptoms. Vertigogenerally is experienced very sudden and often there are no signs before the occurrence.Problems which include retching and nausea can be induced by vertigo, becauseof the severity. After some time, this problem will decrease but sometimes thevertigo can produce problems for one or even two days constantly. This isconnected with very serious cases. Vestibular neuritis canproduce problems such as ringing sound and loss of hearing. This condition issimilar to labyrinthitis, with the difference that the inflammation is in the inner earcanal while in vestibular neuritis the inflammation is on the vestibular nerve.

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