Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Labyrinthitis Home Care

Home care for labyrinthitis includes:

  • Stop smoking.
  • Avoid exposure to secondary smoke.
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Avoid caffeine.
  • Drink plenty of liquids.
  • If you are dizzy:
    • Avoid rapid movements of the head.
    • Lie still in a comfortable position.
    • Do not walk.
  • If your balance is poor:
    • Do not climb stairs.
    • Use a walker.
  • Take prescribed medications as directed:
    • Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
    • Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.
  • Nonprescription medications for vomiting:

Labyrinthitis Vomiting

Home care for vomiting in a person with labyrinthitis includes:

  • Drink clear liquids only, such as water, sports drinks, fruit juice and dilute tea.
  • Drink small quantities of fluids frequently: two tablespoons of fluid every 5 minutes.
  • Avoid milk and dairy products for 3 days.
  • Avoid liquids that irritate the stomach, such as citrus juice, alcohol and coffee.
  • If nausea or vomiting continues, consider one of the nonprescription medicines listed below.
  • Once vomiting and nausea resolves, start bland foods first. If you tolerate bland food, then you can resume a normal diet.

Nonprescription medications for vomiting include:

Labyrinthitis Warning Signs

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Last Updated: Mar 7, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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