Simple Home Treatment
In many cases, labyrinthitis will dissipate and go away without medical intervention. In these cases, it is best to try to remain still and rest. The vertigo (whirling sensation) is usually at its peak for the first two or three days of your labyrinthitis. Keeping your head still and resting in bed is usually effective in alleviating nausea and vertigo. Avoid bright lights and suddenly changing your position as this may exacerbate your symptoms.
If the vertigo lasts for a longer period of time, resuming your normal activities can help your brain to adapt and compensate for the vertigo. Moving your head as normal and staying active are important since as your brain compensates, the vertigo will progressively dissipate.
While you are treating your labyrinthitis at home, there are several steps which can help to better manage the symptoms. Take safety precautions like keeping the house uncluttered and utilizing non-skid mats to avoid slipping and falling. Also avoid driving, climbing or operating heavy machinery. In cases of extreme dizziness, you may require help to walk.
Perform simple head movements and work on keeping your balance while sitting or standing can help to improve your balance.
Brandt-Daroff exercises may improve your vertigo symptoms. Sit near the edge of either your chair or your bed. Quickly lean to one side and then lay on that side until the whirling sensation dissipates for a minimum of 30 seconds.
Cladonia: A Home Remdy for Labyrinthitis
According to a study performed at Anadolu University in Turkey, cladonia has antimicrobial components, which is effective in combating certain bacteria (like streptococcus faecalis or staphylococcus aureus). This is an important discovery which confirms cladonia as a potential treatment for labyrinthitis. According to MamaHerb.com, cladonia’s efficacy is similar to that of traditional antibiotics, like ciprofloxacin or erythromycin, in treating inner ear infections and labyrinthitis.
Prepare your home remedy by boiling 50 grams of cladonia (may also be called reindeer moss lichens) in 250 milliliters of water for 30 minutes. Strain the mixture and drink three times per day for one week. Within one week, your labyrinthitis symptoms should be gone.
Usually, patients can get rid of inner ear infection symptoms within few weeks. The symptoms can be reduced using medications such as antihistamines and sedative-hypnotics. Medicines that help to relieve dizziness and nausea are also prescribed to reduce symptoms.
There are some natural treatments to prevent worsening of the symptoms. If you have labyrinthitis symptoms, keep still and take rest. Do not change your position and do not make sudden movements. After sometime, slowly resume your activities. Stay away from bright lights, operating heavy machineries, or driving as a sudden dizzy spell can be dangerous.
In most cases, inner ear dizziness caused by inflammation in the labyrinth goes away without medical intervention. However, it is important to address the symptoms such as vertigo. Usually, vertigo is at its peak during the first few days of the infection. Adequate rest and remaining still promotes recovery from the condition. Keeping the head still also helps to alleviate nausea and vertigo. If the symptoms last for longer periods of time, resuming activities slowly can help to reduce symptoms. Labyrinthisis natural remedies include the following:
- Stay away from coffee, alcohol and chocolate.
- Reduce intake of salt and sugar.
- Certain exercises such as Brandt and Daroff exercises can speed up the recovery process. You have to sit near the edge of your chair or bed. Lean to one side quickly, and lay on that side until the dizziness disappears. This exercise can help to improve vertigo symptoms. The positions involved in these exercises help to rearrange tiny particles inside the ear to reduce the symptoms.
- Meditation and relaxation techniques help to relieve stress that is known to aggravate the tinnitus.
- In order to manage the symptoms effectively, you should take several steps like keeping the house uncluttered and using nonskid mats to avoid slipping and falling.
- Gingko biloba is one of the home remedies for inner ear dizziness as it increases the blood circulation in the head, resulting in reduced dizziness and tinnitus. Take 50 gm of cladonia (reindeer moss lichen) and boil in 250 ml of water. Filter it and drink three times a day for a week. This helps to reduce labyrinthitis symptoms.
- In Chinese medicine, Reishi mushroom is used to treat labyrinthitis as it helps the recovery period. Causticum, granatum, arnica montana, and cocculus are some of the homeopathic medicines used to treat inner ear dizziness.
- The Ayurvedic treatment of inner ear dizziness involves controlling the symptoms of the dizziness and preventing the recurrence of the condition. Zinziber officinalis, Hedychium spicatium, Cayophyllus aromatocus, Piper longum, and Terminalia arjuna are some of the herbs used to treat giddiness and nausea