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What do you recommend for benign positional vertigo?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Epley maneuver: An epley maneuver can be curative. This can be performed by a qualified physician or therapist.
Dr. Yo-El Ju
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Epley or rehab: Epley is helpful, but may be hard to do without a vestibular rehab therapist. If you do not obtain relief in a few days of doing the epley on your own, ask your doctor for a referral to a vestular rehab therapist.
Dr. Rawan Tarawneh
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Gets better on its own: Most of the time this condition resolves on its own although this may take a few weeks. Your doctor may perform a simple procedure in the office called the epley that moves the crystals away from the part of the inner ear that is being irritated. Most doctors prescribe medications that help with the symptoms like Meclizine or cinnarize until they get better on their own. Hope this helps!

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What do you recommend for benign positional vertigo?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Epley maneuver: An epley maneuver can be curative. This can be performed by a qualified physician or therapist.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What are the concerns with having benign positional vertigo?

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Dr. Lori Wagner
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Falls: This is a benign condition in itself. Main issue would be if you hurt yourself by falling when you get vertigo. Also, obviously, a missed diagnosis of a different problem would not be good.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Benign positional vertigo cure, what to do?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
Vestibular rehab.: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common peripheral vestibular disease causing vertigo. It is caused by loose otoconia (calcium carbonate stones) in the inner ear fluid. It can be easily treated with head positional exercises. Strongly recommend that you consult a physical therapist trained in vestibular rehabilitation. Relief can occur withing weeks.
Dr. Prem Gupta
Dr. Prem Gupta commented
neurology 48 years experience
Meclizine chewable OTC 75mg to 150 mg in 3 divided dosage is often very effective but must be taken on regular basis and not "as Needed". Duration of therapy should be till about one month after the last episode of dizziness. Sometimes drowsiness is limiting factor.
Nov 15, 2017
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about benign positional vertigo?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
Loose otoconia: The pathology of BPPV is well known. It is the result of loose otoconia (calcium carbonate crystals) arising from the utricle of the inner ear. With specific head movements, these loose stones move and stimulate the semicircular canal cristae and the mechanical movement of the cristae of the semicircular canals, produces the spinning sensation. Head exercises or physical therapy helps quickly.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the definition of benign positional vertigo?

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Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 26 years experience
Crystals in your ear: Benign positional paroxysmal vertigo (bppv) is an ear disease. A doctor can diagnose this on a physical exam and rule out other diseases. Little "crystals" in your ear that get lose and irritate sensors in your balance organ in your ear. We all have those crystals. A neurologist or ear-nose-throat doctor can re-position them with a harmless physical maneuver.
Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Classic symptoms are intense, quick bouts of vertigo (false sense of motion) triggered by certain and usually reproducible head positions.
Jan 2, 2012

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