Call your doctor any time you experience vertigo and nausea for unclear reasons.
The doctor will want to ask some questions and either see you in the office or
have you go to your hospital's emergency department.
Go to a hospital if your doctor cannot see you in the office and you have
vertigo that is causing repeated vomiting such that you may become dehydrated or
cannot take your
Because driving yourself would be unsafe, you should have a friend or family
member take you.
Other symptoms that should prompt you to go to an emergency department would be
Lie down and rest. Take precautions to prevent falls.
Do not drive, work at heights, or operate dangerous machinery in case you get an
attack of vertigo.
Avoid sudden head movements and body position changes, especially looking up.
You may try some home
therapy exercises that are meant to disburse the inner ear
particles that are causing the trouble or desensitize the inner ear nerves that
are being stimulated.
The following are called the positional exercises of Brandt and Daroff. You will
feel vertigo while doing these, but with each repetition, the severity and
duration should decrease.
Avoid activities and situations during which vertigo could be dangerous, such as
driving or operating dangerous machinery.
medication as directed.
Drink enough liquids to prevent dehydration
, even if you are somewhat nauseated.
Most cases of BPV do not have a known cause. Therefore, no prevention is
The preventable causes of BPV are head injury and alcohol or
Always wear a helmet during sporting activities where head injury can occur.
Avoid excess consumption of alcohol or aspirin.
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