Neuritis is an infection of the vestibular nerve in your inner ear which disrupts your sense of balance. It is characterised by sudden and severe attacks of dizziness and vomiting (“like riding a carousel”). The complaint disappears on its own after a few days or weeks; professional physiotherapy supports the healing process.
Causes and treatment
Further treatment by your doctor / in hospital
- Special examinations done by an ear, throat and nose (ENT) specialist (e.g. swivel chair dizziness test, caloric test, etc.)
- Medication against the attacks of dizziness
- Anti-inflammatory drugs
- Physiotherapy (balance exercises)
What can I do myself?
- Try taking up your everyday activities again as soon as possible