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Can your body cure itself of an inner ear infection?
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Default Can your body cure itself of an inner ear infection? - 01-02-2009, 10:01 AM

I have developed vertigo and have been treated by 2 different doctors in a week each of them prescribed something to alleviate the symptoms but neither any antibiotics even though they agree it was caused by an inner infection. Why would they do that?
   
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Default 01-09-2009, 01:14 PM

If the infection is viral, then antibiotics will have no effect. Your body will, just like a flu infection, either develope the appropriate antibodies to kill the virus or you will die.
   
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Default 02-09-2009, 04:06 AM

If an infection is left untreated it can lead to other things. Your doctor should have prescribed some kind of antibiotic to clear it up. My cousin had an ear infection and he let his go without antibiotics and his eardrum busted and he had to have surgery on his ear. He still don't have all his hearing back in that ear. The only thing to clear up any kind of infection is antibiotics.
   
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Default 02-14-2009, 06:01 PM

Altho there are many causes of vertigo it commonly is the result of a virus infection of your inner ear. This will not respond to antibiotics but will have to run its course.Patients with viral vestibular neuritis generally suffer from severe vertigo for one to two days, followed by a gradual diminution of symptoms and a return of equilibrium. While the acute illness rarely lasts more than several days to a few weeks, residual imbalance and nonspecific dizziness may persist for months
   
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