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Labrynthitis - Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

Labyrinthitis in Urdu

لیبرنتھسس لیبرنتھ کے حصے میں پائی جانے والی سوجن کو کہتے ہیں ۔جو کہ اندرونی کان میں موجود مائع سے بھری ایک ساخت ہوتی ہے جو سننے کے عمل اور جسم کے توازن کو برقرار رکھنے کے کام آتی ہے ۔اس میں خرابی کی صورت میں شدید چکر آسکتے ہیں جن کا دورانیہ بیس منٹ سے بھی زیادہ ہو سکتا ہے ۔ بعض اوقات یہ سلسلہ کئي دن تک جاری رہ  سکتا ہے لیکن یہ کیفیت عارضی ہوتی ہے جو انفیکشن کے ختم ہونے سے ختم ہو جاتی ہےتاہم کسی الرجی کی صورت میں یا ادویات کے ضمنی اثرات کے سبب یہ دوبارہ بھی ہو سکتا ہے

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Summary about Labyrinthitis in English

Labyrinthitis is an inflammation of the labyrinth, a system of fluid-filled channels in the inner ear that helps to balance and hear. Severe vertigo occurs due to the condition, which can last for more than 20 minutes and even several days. Labyrinthitis can be temporary when caused by an infection or recurrent when caused by medication or allergies.

Labyrinthitis Facts and Figures:

According to the Patient website, labyrinthitis is more common in females as compared to men and is usually diagnosed in the 40s. Further facts and statistics about labyrinthitis have been listed below:

Incidence of Labyrinthitis3.5 cases per 100,000
Common inAdults and Older Adults 
At-Risk GenderFemales
Average Age for Diagnosis30 to 60 years 
Problems related to LabyrinthitisVertigo, hearing loss, balance problems
Specialists Who Treat LabyrinthitisAudiologist / ENT Specialists

Symptoms of Labyrinthitis

The symptoms of labyrinthitis appear quickly and can last for several days. They usually fade after that, but they can continue to surface if you move your head suddenly. The majority of the time, this condition is painless. Signs and symptoms of labyrinthitis are:

  • dizziness
  • tinnitus, characterized by a buzzing or ringing in the ear
  • loss of balance
  • vertigo
  • nausea and vomiting
  • difficulty focusing the eyes
  • loss of hearing in a high-frequency range in one ear

In rare cases, complications may include permanent hearing loss.

Causes of Labyrinthitis

Labyrinthitis can strike anyone at any age. Labyrinthitis can be caused by due to:

  • respiratory illnesses such as bronchitis
  • stomach viruses
  • viral infections of the inner ear
  • herpes viruses
  • infectious organisms, such as that causes Lyme disease
  • bacterial infections, including the middle ear bacterial infections

There is an increased risk of developing labyrinthitis for those who:

  • smoke
  • are habitually fatigued
  • have a history of allergies
  • drink large quantities of alcohol
  • take some prescription medications
  • are under extreme stress
  • take over-the-counter medications

Preventive Measures of Labyrinthitis

As the underlying condition causes labyrinthitis, its risk can be reduced by:

  •  washing hands regularly 
  • trying to avoid germs during the cold and flu season. 
  • not drinking excessive alcohol or smoking.


The symptoms of labyrinthitis can be annoying or even incapacitating. Fortunately, the condition is usually self-limited, which means it gets better on its own. Some of the treatments for labyrinthitis include:

  • Rest
  • Medication
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation

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