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What Causes Vestibular Neuritis ?
Vestibular Neuritis causes dizziness due to a viral infection/ inflammation of the vestibular nerve (the eight cranial nerve). Imbalance and sickness are present in this disorder too; fortunately hearing loss and tinnitus are not usually present. It is thought that there may be a viral link to the herpes virus although this is still under review, as is the reduced blood flow theory, which is thought to cause the fluid build up.
The treatment is very similar to that of Labyrinthitis in as much as anti- sickness and sometimes steroids are indicated.
To reduce the symptoms of vestibular neuritis, try the following:
Please Note: The information provided here should not be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A medical practitioner should always be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of all medical conditions.
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