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Dizziness after riding on a roller coaster - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My 12 year old daughter feels dizzy and says she cant fall asleelp when she closes her eyes after riding roller coasters all day. Is this something that requires medical attention?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me read what you have typed
Doctor :   Is she dizzy only after rides? Does she have any other symptoms like nausea, vomitting or headache?
User :   No other symptoms. She rode all day today/hours ago. she only feels dizzy when she closes her eyes...she says it feels like she is spinning so she has to open her eyes.
User :   the dizzyness is occuriing now not during or just after she got off ride
User :   this is her first time on roller coaster and she doesnt normally get dizzy
Doctor :   It is very common to have dizziness even after continuous hours of having rides.
Doctor :   1)Allow her to have lots of water and juices, avoid dehydration.
User :   Is there any other medication i coould give her like something for motion sickness that may help now
Doctor :   2)Ask her to sleep and take rest.
Doctor :   3)Give Dramamine 50 mg.
User :   Ok. Thank you
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   No. Thannk you
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
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