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How Do You Get Rid Of Dizziness Without Drugs
Possible, but...: It's hard work. Many (but not all) people with depression can be helped if they did certain things irrespective of feeling down, depressed and unmotivated, including specifically, increasing their socialization, avoiding alcohol and substances of abuse and doing 30-45 minutes of aerobic exercise 5 days a week. When the depression is severe, avoiding antidepressants might be counterproductive. ...Read more
Depends on Cause: Most common headaches are caused by stress/strain/tension on the muscles. You can sometimes find the muscle that is stressed in the back of your neck and rub it or possibly massage your temples or apply pressue to the tension or "trigger" point. Your md, dentist or massage therapist can help you located the triggers you have and self-massage often can bring relief quickly. ...Read more
Dental Care: There are no home remedies or cures for rotten teeth. No magic pills or rinses or mouthwashes. Toothaches need to be treated locally by a dentist, someone who has years of experience treating these conditions. The sooner you call the sooner you will feel better. Please don't delay, the pain may soon be unbearable. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Why?: Not that i know of. The medication used to treat pinworm is so harmless and benign that it makes no sense to use anything else. ...Read more
Therapy & self help: Psychotherapy can be extremely effective for treating anxiety disorders. Making an appointment with your doctor to discuss this option can be the first step to great improvements and drugs may not be needed. Cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation techniques, and imagery are all helpful. Self-help books can also be an option if you want to try on your own, but better in conjunction with therapy. ...Read more
Hairspray helps.: Head lice do not like hairspray so this can be a great preventive. To get rid of lice, you can use various topicals but some forms are now resistant. Study last year showed oral Ivermectin can be used for head lice--one time treatment and works like a charm. Of course, make sure the children are not sharing hats, headbands, barrettes, etc. ...Read more
antihistamines: This is a complicated question. The simple answer or first step would be to start with an over-the-counter antihistamine like zyrtec or claritin (loratadine). If one a day is not completely effective and you are not too sleepy, increase it to twice a day (morning and night). If you are still having trouble go see your doctor at that point. ...Read more
constipation: Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active if possible. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. ...Read more
Avoid dairy!: As we get older, we are at increased risk of lactose intolerance. Lactose intolerance is our inabiity to digest lactose sugars. Therefore, when we ingest foods such as ice cream, cheese, and milk, we may become bloated, have abdominal pain, and gas. Avoiding foods containing lactose usually reduces these symptoms. If symptoms persist, see your physician to ensure nothing more serious. ...Read more
Nice massage: One way is to have a nice massage in a relaxing environment. Warm bath, with soft music. 10% peppermint oil applied to temples (don't get it in your eyes). Longer term prevention: assess your diet for any foods you might be sensitive to & avoid them. Guided imagery, and other mind-body exercises & visualizations. Regular yoga practice. Classical homeopathy. For some, acupuncture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the kind: What are your stresses? Can you even identify all of them? How has the stress affected your ability to do things? Is this new or has it happened before? If it happened before how did it go away? Are there medical problems and if there are are they being addressed? Identify the stress, look at ways to change it, involve family, friends & if needed talk to your doctor for futher guidance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The best thing is to give your brain complete rest. The more strain you place on your brain while it is attempting to heal, the more likely it is to slow down the healing process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood pressure: Dizziness on standing is most often a sign that the blood pressure is too low when standing. Have your physician check the blood pressure lying down, then immediately after standing (without sitting in between) and one minute after standing. A drop of 20 mmhg in pressure from lying to standing is significant. Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) causes you to lose salt and water - drink lots of fluids. ...Read more
Possibly: First insure that the sleepiness doesn't have another contribution, from something other than Invega (paliperidone). Insure that your day-night cycle is optimized with respect to a full night's sleep, timing food properly, and exercise. Then insure that you are taking it at night, and that you require that full dose, as opposed to a lower dose. Then you can consider an alertness aid, like NuVigil. ...Read more
Lightheaded: Lightheaded and dizzy could be symptoms of dehydration, but you usually don't see that associated with pressure in the face and upper neck pain. You could have allergies, which would give symptoms of nasal congestion, clear nasal drainage and watery itchy eyes. Upper neck pain can cause "cervical vertigo, " which can be treated with stretching and anti-inflammatories. You could try anti-histamin. ...Read more
No short answer: Inner ear problems can cause acute dizziness. Chronic inner ear weakness will cause dizziness mostly with movement and holding still is helpful. Neck problems, low blood pressure, medications, anxiety are all causes of chronic dizziness. Evaluation can be extensive to, determine the cause. I suggest seeing an ENT especially in neurootology. Getting rid of it requires accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
See a doctor: The first thing you need to do is to have the issue evaluated by a doctor in your area. There are numerous causes for these symptoms. ...Read more
I've been dizzy all day since i woke up is there an overthecounter med the i can buy to help get rid of the dizziness?
There may be: Depends on what you mean by dizziness. If you are lightheaded ; feel like you might pass out, especially when you stand up suddenly, that may be a sign of dehydration or bleeding, both which can be serious. If the room is spinning ; you're nauseated it could be from an ear infection (which should be treated) or just a cold. Meclizine or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help with this type. See your doc if it persists. ...Read more
My girlfriend has been feeling dizzy for the past 2 days and she had ate a brownie with thc in it . Is there any way she can get rid of this ?
Why do I get dizzy when i eat the first 2-5 bites every time i eat makes me feel dizzy. I am not on any medications nor have had any health problems in the past. I am completely lost and don't know how to get rid of this or even what it is
That : That is a very unusual symptom. My first suggestion would be to see your doctor and have blood tests, especially to be certain that your blood glucose is normal. If it persists though you may need to see a neurologist for their thoughts. If you develop weakness, headache, or vomiting, then you would have to be seen immediately. ...Read more
Salt and fluids: Eat plenty of salt and drink plenty of fluids. If that doesn't correct it, there are drugs that can be used. But first, you need to be evaluated for causes of low blood pressure. When you squat or arise from lying down, do it slowly - it's normal for BP to drop briefly at those times and most folks will have a few seconds of dizziness if they get up too fast. ...Read more
I took 20 mg of celexa (citalopram) two hours ago and now I'm anxious and dizzy. How can I get rid of this?
If this is the only: possible cause, then you should visit your prescribing MD very soon, preferably before taking the next dose. There is a long list of side effects that this class of meds potentially produce, which you can research by just typing in "celexa side effects" into any search engine. But, beware of "Dr. Internet." Follow up with a professional. Meanwhile, take a long walk, to start. ...Read more
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