Inner ear infection (or labyrinthitis)
Labyrinthitis is the medical term for an infection in your inner ear.
At the point where the deepest part of your inner ear attaches to your skull is called the labyrinth.
If your labyrinth becomes inflamed it can cause several symptoms including:
- Vertigo - sensation that things are spinning around you when you are still
- Hearing loss
- Tinnitus – ringing in your ear
- A feeling of pressure in your ear
- Fluid leaking from your ear
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- High temperature
- Neck pain or stiffness
Labyrinthitis is frequently caused by a virus, but can also be caused by bacteria. You should seek medical treatment if your symptoms do not improve within a few days of onset.