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How do you keep someone comfortable while they are having a veritgo attack?

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Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Project calmness: Reassure your friend/family that they are going to be ok. True vertigo is scary, and extremely unpleasant, but almost never means there is a true emergency. Have them lay down, keep their eyes open and fixed on a specific object: your finger, the light switch etc. Take any prescribed medication such as ativan, (lorazepam) melizine, and avoid sudden movements. The rest depends on what is causing the vertigo.

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