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Diagnosed with labyrinthitis, lost appetite. What should I worry about?

My dad is 66 and diagnosed with labyrinthitis 10 days ago. He has been resting in bed as advised by GP and dizziness has improved a little. He is still sometimes sick after a drink but not too bad. The thing is he s lost his appetite totally and hasn t had any proper food for over a week. He has tried a little bit but has struggled to eat. Should I be worried and is it a matter of time?
Asked On : Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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Hi welcome to Health care magic forum.
Thanks for calling H.C.M.Forum.
Your father aged 66 yrs, had laberinthitis 10 days ago, With bed rest he has improved but he lost appetite.
Laberinthitis is an inflammation of the internal ear, causing dizzyness and vomiting sensation, which may be felt as loss of appetite.
I advise you to consult an E.N.T.surgeon for diagnosis and treatment.You may need to have an M.R.I. besides other routine tests for confirmation.
There are medicines for dizzyness, like cinnerzine, and betahistine to over come the dizzy ness and vomiting sensation, and hence loss of appetite temporarily, till the infection of labyrinth is cured.
Wishing for a quick and complete recovery.
Best regards.
Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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