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RECOMENDACIONES DE CUIDADOS AL ALTA

CHEMICAL LABYRINTHECTOMY WITH GENTAMICIN

From the moment of discharge you must remain at home for the first three days after surgery, and avoid physical exertion such as lifting weights

  • You can not drive any kind of vehicles or use dangerous machinery until authorized by your doctor.
  • You can not drink alcoholic beverages until after the first three days. Your diet will be soft and moderate for the first 24 hours.
  • Avoid loud noises and noisy environments. You should not wet your ear and you will not wash your head until your doctor authorizes it.
  • It is normal to notice mild to moderate instability that may be uncomfortable; if so, rest in bed or in an armchair and take the indicated medication. Some mild to moderate tinnitus is normal
  • Move smoothly, especially when getting up and lying down, and be accompanied if you need to go down stairs and notice instability, even if it is slight.
  • You may have some discomfort or slight pain that will subside with the indicated painkillers.
  • In case of intense vertigo with vomiting and/or very intense ringing in the ear, you should follow the treatment indicated for an acute vertiginous crisis; if you have not received any indication in this sense, you should contact your doctor or go to the Emergency Room. You should also contact your doctor or the Emergency Department in case of severe pain that does not subside with recommended analgesics or fever above 38ºC.