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Vertigo Treatment

Some types of vertigo resolve without treatment, but any underlying problem may need medical attention, for example, a bacterial infection that would likely need antibiotic therapy.

Drugs can relieve some symptoms, for example, and may include antihistamines or anti-emetics to reduce motion sickness and nausea. If you want to buy antihistamines, then there is an excellent selection available online.

Patients with an acute vestibular disorder associated with a middle ear infection may be prescribed steroids, antiviral drugs, or antibiotics.

Nystagmus is an uncontrolled eye movement, usually from side to side. It can happen when a person has vertigo, due to dysfunction of the brain or inner ear.

Sometimes, inner surgery is carried out to treat patients with intractable benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). The surgeon inserts a bone plug into the inner ear to block the area where vertigo is being triggered.

The plug prevents this part of the ear from responding to particle movements inside the semicircular canal of the inner ear or head movements that could lead to vertigo.

Treatment of Ménière's disease

Prescription drugs, such as meclizine, glycopyrrolate, or lorazepam, can be used to relieve the dizziness experienced with Ménière's disease.

Other options include:

  • restricting salt and taking diuretic therapy to reduce the volume of fluid retained in the body that could build up in the inner ear

  • avoiding caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, and smoking tobacco

  • pressure pulse treatment, in which a device fitted to the outer ear delivers air pressure pulses to the middle ear, reducing vertigo

  • surgery to decompress the endolymphatic sac or cutting the vestibular nerve, if nothing else works

Some people have tried acupuncture, acupressure, and herbal supplements such as gingko biloba.

However, there is no scientific evidence showing that these are effective.

Patients should discuss any alternative treatments with their doctor before using them.

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