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Dizziness post a flight - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   I felt very dizzy recently after flying from US to UK? Was dizzy for several days like I was on a rocking boat. It did not interfere with my plans but was problematic with getting sleep. No alcohol was involved.
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr.
Doctor :   reading your query
User :   ok
Doctor :   ok, Was the dizziness for first time ?
Doctor :   I mean during the flight ? is this your first flight ?
User :   Noticed it happen after a cruise a year ago...and on long car drives but in general new in last 3 years
User :   No traveled alot in my life and I am 50
Doctor :   ok, do you feel nauseated ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Did you ever had oinfection in the ear in past ?
Doctor :   infection*
User :   I was off the flight 1 1/2 days ago....still a bit wobbly
User :   no
User :   well not that I am aware of...
Doctor :   ok, i consider your balancing apparatus ( Vestibular apparatus )in the ear is sensitive
User :   what to do?
Doctor :   the sensitivity could be due to infection or non specific inflammation
User :   treatment, prevention...?
Doctor :   There are medications which do help in this case but i cannot prescribe you online without examining and confirming the problem
Doctor :   Hence visit a ENT ( Otorhinolaryngeologist
Doctor :   ) for the same
User :   do I visit post symptoms?
Doctor :   you can get tested anytime
User :   I mean will something be able to be detected if I am not symptomatic?
User :   What type of test?
Doctor :   yes, but can also be confirmed by examination
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   a physical examination test evaluating the vestibular apparatus
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks fr consulting me
User :   Thank you...bye
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   kindly provide your feedback
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