Old aged male having vertigo with severe dizziness, hearing loss, vomiting. Treatment? - Online Doctor Chats
My father is 70 yrs old
He had vertigo a month back with severe dizziness
took medications and that went away in a aweek
Just now since half an hour, he is vomitting continuously
again complaining of dizziness...
Seating also a littlw
sorry... Sweating also a little
was a cause for the vertigo determined?
or for the hearing loss?
He travlled by plane and as soon as he landed, developed it
That vertigo will not last a week
actually, his symptoms are suggestive of a thing called labyrinthitis
it lasted for 3 days... but took a week to completely regain confidence/balance
which affects both hearing and causes vertigo
I would suggest you take him to the emergency
can I give him 1 ecosporin immediately?
He has high BP... checked now and it is 150/83
You can give that to him , but this is now how a heart attack will usually present
but always his BP is in control... we have checked a week back too
Uncontrolled blood pressure puts your heart at risk
It doesnt cause a heart attack
is this safe?
when you take him to the emergency, they will do an ECG
Yes, its safe
Then we will be sure, but clinically, it is not a heart attack
They will give him an injection to control the vomiting
ok.. looks more like vertigo again?
But i suggest you see an ENT specialist
Yes , a severe form of that
tomorrow you see an ENT specialist to see if its labyrynthitis
We have taken to an ENT a couple of days back
what did he say?
he has checked thoroughly and has suggested a hearing aid
This could be a sudden hearing loss
Did you tell hm about the vertigo?
yes.. thats the reason physician referred to an ENT.. We have consulted an ENT at the time of vertigo too and again now
I would suggest you take a second opinion
sorry for not being clear...a little panicky now since he is unwell
Do 1 thing
take him to the emergency
will do that
tell them about vertigo, hearing loss and vomiting
Then we will talk about the ENT tomorrow
any heart attack precaution to take for now?
He can walk and travel in the car right?
Do you have nitroglycerine/nitrate tablets at home?
where do you live?
Take him to the nearest hospital then
The chance of it being a heart attack are very less
ok.. thanks.. thats reassuring
which hospital is closest to your place?
Thanks for consulting me
There is a small one Dr Levine memorial very close that we took him last time
Get an ECG done at the nearest centre so we are sure about the heart attack
If that is fine, take him to Manipal
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