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What Do Fluid Tablets Do To Help Labyrinthitis
Nothing: Diuretics, pills that make you pee and lose salt, are used for menieres disease, a particular disease causing recurrent dizzy spells. Labyrinthitis is one severe dizzy spell lasting days, with or without hearing loss. I can think of no reason to use a diuretic for labyrinthitis. Early on valium or Meclizine are used for severe vertigo spells. See an ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i take B12 to help hearing? Or is there anything i can do or take to prevent losing my hearing?
Comfort measures: Mumps is a viral infection that must run it's course. Keeping comfortable, staying well hydrated and consuming enough food to heal are the basics.You must be aware of the many systems involved and their symptoms.Headaches, facial swelling, a mono like lethargy are all possible.Older males can develop testicular swelling and pain. In time it will pass. ...Read more
Slowly reduce: Alcohol withdrawal is one of the few withdrawals that can be life threatening. If you can't reduce the amount your drinking gradually, you may want to find a rehab or detox to assess you and keep you safe, to avoid seizures and delirium tremens. Staying in a low stimulation environment can be helpful, and trying to relax and avoid stressful situations can help. ...Read more
Do you mean : Spondylosis which is degenerative changes of the spine or spondylolysis which is a stress fracture of part of the spine. Exercise, weight control and not smoking along with a back support and otc medication of no medical reasons not to take them are options for either diagnosis. Of no better, see your physician. ...Read more
Depends on cause.: It depends on the cause of the headaches, since different causes require different treatments; so if you haven't been seen by your doctor, you should. In addition, for almost any type of headache, eating a balanced diet, not skipping meals, and getting plenty of sleep are important. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Antihistamines: If you have simple vertigo the treatment is usually a medication called Antivert (meclizine). Since this is really an antihistamine whose side effect tends to help the symptoms, other otc antihistamines may help symptoms. There are, however, other causes/reasons for vertigo which must be ruled out. ...Read more
Options : Under the supervision of your physician there are options. Antidepressants which also help with anxiety/panic attacks in the long run when you remain adherent to your medications. Benzos are used only as a rescue medication only to be taken as needed for times when you have breakthrough anxiety. With regular antidepressant use, your anxiety or panic attacks should decrease in frequency. ...Read more
Motion sickness: Some techniques include looking straight in the direction of the travel when in a car & if night-time close your eyes or nap, chew gum, fresh cool air, wearing a special eyewear called viban, & medications such as dramamine (dimenhydrinate) & meclizine, scopolamine transdermal patch, promethazine, ginger as crystals or tea. ...Read more
Hi there. Please can you give me more information about ear infection. Specifically, swimmers ear. I need to know what i can do to avoid infection.
Gastroenteritis.: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy ; high fat foods. Rest. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Various: An evaluation needs to be done to ascertain the cause of the tinnitus. In most cases, the tinnitus is related to hearing loss. If the hearing loss can't be cured, then treatment revolves around using some other source of sound to cover over the tinnitus. Hearing aids can help in those who need them for hearing loss too. There are other treatments offered that may or may not help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: What is the cause of the hearing problem, how long has it been present, etc. Strongly suggest you see an ENT doctor who can assess the condition and devise the best plan for individual management. ...Read more
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