Normally, vertigo goes away without medication, but this depends to a large extent on its cause. 1
· Some treatment options rely on simple exercises or maneuvers which are specific head and body movements that help in moving calcium deposits out of the canal and into the inner ear to that the body can get rid of them.1,2
· Medicines to relieve symptoms associated with vertigo such as nausea and vomiting can also help.
· In case vertigo is due to an infection, antibiotics might help.
· Diuretics might even be prescribed in case of Meniere’s disease to decrease fluid pressure.1,2
· In rare cases surgery might be required. 1,2
· Vertigo may be caused because of psychological disorders like (anxiety, depression), in this case your doctor may prescribe psychiatric medications.2,3
· In case vertigo is caused by more serious conditions such as trauma, underlying problem should be treated first.2
In the majority of patients, vertigo will not require an extensive treatment.
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2. Dizziness. MyoClinic. 2019 Available at https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dizziness/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20371792/ Last accessed: 23/6/2019
3. Swartz, R. Treatment of vertigo. Am Fam Physician, 2005; 71: 1115-22. Available at https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0315/p1115.pdf Last accessed:23/6/2019