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Severe Vertigo Treatment
Treat the ear: Assuming you didn't have vertigo initially: if you have both an ear infection and vertigo, then it is very likely that the ear infection caused the vertigo. As you treat the ear infection, the vertigo should improve. However you might need to take some meds to help with the acute symptoms of vertigo. ...Read more
Vertigo: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is usually diagnosed w/dix-hallpike maneuver (http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/dix–hallpike_test). Your doc should talk to you about epley maneuver (http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/epley_maneuver) to put the otoliths back in place & resolve your vertigo (which will then resolve anxiety & panic). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can my Pseudotumour cerebri cause severe headache and severe neck ache for a week, unresponsive to pain medication, no other SX. ?
Depends: Inner ear vertigo can have a multitude of causes. Most commonly it is a viral infection that affects the semi-circular canals and causes dizziness. This type of infection is self-limiting and goes away by itself in 3-5 days. Meclizine is an otc medication that can help with the dizziness. If your dizziness is lasting more than 3-5 days, then you should see your doctor. ...Read more
Potentially yes: Virtually any drug could trigger a headache depending on a patient's genetic susceptibility, and not unique to have a migraine reaction to certain antibiotics. Might wonder about allergic types of reactions perhaps under these circumstances. Confer with your doctor regarding future medication choices. ...Read more
Confusing question: Chemo uses various toxic substances to target and kill cancer cells. We use antibiotics to kill the germs of sepsis.During severe sepsis we also use medicines to support blood pressure and fluids too support the normal needs of the body.None of these are called chemotherapy. ...Read more
How severe is an albumin of 5.4? Please describe severity of symptoms? Crippling fatigue, pulsating symptoms, severe headaches, eye pain, nausea?
None of the above: I hope it doesn't disappoint you greatly to let you know that your Albumin levels are considered quite within the normal range. Of course, lab values do vary from one laboratory to another therefore, it would be best to find out the normal range in the laboratory you had the blood drawn or tested but for all intents and purposes the range of normal for Albumin is taken to be 3.5 to 5.5. ...Read more
Depends: If you have frequent or episodic severe headaches, we often prescribe anticonvulsant medications to help lessen severity and frequency or prevent the headaches. Magnesium can be helpful for some as well, used in doses of 400-600 mg per day, and i prefer magnesium glycinate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is hospitalization needed for chronic Lyme disease treament (during an intravenous antibiotic treatment)?
Not necessarily: Not necessarily.Get a more detailed answer ›
Chemotherapy : Chemotherapy generally refers to anti-cancer treatment. Severe sepsis refers to infectious diseases that have spiraled out of control making the patient very sick, and at risk for dying from the infection. Maybe there was some confusion here talking to the doc? Chemotherapy or "chemo" for short can weaken a patient as a side-effect of treating a cancer, such that infections can arise. Hope ur OK. ...Read more
Could SEVERE cervical osteoarthritis/bone spur formation, stenosis,reduced ROM, pain cause dizziness,disequilibrium & dizziness. Treatment options?
Depends on cause: Symptomatic relief can come from staying still, taking meclizine, dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) valium, using a scopolamine patch. But often there is otolithic inner ear process which pt can reverse with an epley maneuver. Vertigo can be associated with migraine and cerebrovascular disease, and the underlying cause is treated. Get a diagnosis and direct therapy from there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee pain: Best is treating the cause.Get a more detailed answer ›
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