Labyrinthitis is a disorder which results from an infection which affects the inner ear, and especially the nerves which connect the inner ear to the brain. The infection creates a disruption to the way in which information is transmitted from the ear to the brain. The infection is typically caused by viruses, but can also be caused by bacteria. Labyrinthitis occurs when both branches of the vestibulocochlear nerve are affected, which causes hearing changes and other symptoms.
When people are feeling unwell, the first place they head to is the local GP surgery. In one way, this makes complete sense. After all, your GP is trained to diagnose illnesses and to write prescriptions or referrals to other medical services. However, there are some occasions when visiting your local GP is a bad idea. Below is a guide to 3 times when you should avoid your local GP clinic.