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Rhinitis causing dizzy spells - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
User :   ive felt alittle dizzy the past couple of days
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
Doctor :  
User :   im eating right, and exercising,
Doctor :  
User :   and last week once or twice i had this quick rush thing that lasted like 2 seconds
User :   that happened twice
Doctor :  
quick rush means?
User :   like a surge of dizzyness that was intense that lasted like a second
User :   or vertigo
User :   no idea
Doctor :  
User :   one or the other
User :   is it possible i have a virus?
User :   can a virus do this?
Doctor :  
virus is an infective particle
User :   my bp is also normal
Doctor :   it causes infection which has the symptoms of fever and a organ specific problem which it affects
User :   yeah but there are alot of viruses
Doctor :  
what other symptoms do you have other than dizziness?
User :   putting that aside
User :   thats it
User :   just dizzyness
Doctor :   what is your age?
User :   24
User :   i am stressed b/c i have finals, but ive been stressed the same amount before
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
do you have increased heat beat?
User :   no
User :   normal
Doctor :  
did you check this dizziness with a doctor?
User :   no b/c its recent
User :   its like just this week
Doctor :  
do you have vomiting or nausea?
User :   no
Doctor :  
do you have ringing type of sound in the ear
User :   no, nothing out of the ordinary
User :   my hearing seems fine
Doctor :  
if you breath rapidly do you feel dizzy
User :   um its about the same
User :   somtimes i dont have it
User :   its not like constant
Doctor :   yes

Doctor :  
it seems when ever you are more stressed you are getting dizzy
User :   well ive been stressed for about 2 weeks
User :   but ive never felt this before
Doctor :  
User :   is it a brain tumor?
Doctor :   well it is not necessary that every time you are stressed you should feel dizzy
Doctor :  
brain tumor does not directly produce dizziness
User :   ok my next question
User :   my girlfriend has herpes type 1
Doctor :  
User :   coudl she have given that to me
User :   giving me encephalitis?
User :   or some sort of viral thing
User :   giving me this dizzyness
Doctor :  
encephalitis will cause fever, irrelevant behavior, loss of self control
Doctor :   and may loose consciousness also
User :   from dizzyness?
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
Doctor :   what i spoke is about encephalitis
User :   could it be a viral middle ear infection?
Doctor :   that can be a possibility
Doctor :   as said any infection
Doctor :  
should have fever
User :   but i dont have a fever
Doctor :  
and malaise
User :   what do u suggest i do
User :   will it go away?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :  
you need to take rest
User :   ive been sleeping well
Doctor :   sleeping well means?
User :   8 hours to 9
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
try this tablet
Doctor :  
tab Allerest
Doctor :  
one in the night for three days
User :   could it be allergies?
User :   i have fexofenadine
Doctor :   no
Doctor :  
it is not due to allergies
Doctor :   are you using the drug?

User :   yes i use it
User :   but ive used it forever
User :   that and rhinocort
Doctor :   reason?
User :   allergies
Doctor :  
what allergy?
User :   could it be a eushation tube congestion giving me dizzyness?
User :   um i have XXXXXXXX fever
Doctor :   are you suffering from rhinitis?
User :   yep
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
very straight forward
Doctor :  
this is the cause for your dizziness
Doctor :  
eushation tube congestion
User :   but im not like notically congested
Doctor :   need not be to your notice
Doctor :   the congestion is presenting itself as dizziness
Doctor :   continue the fexofenadine
Doctor :   no need to take allerrest
Doctor :   steam inhalation
Doctor :  
it is very essential to open up the eushation tube congestion
User :   ok
User :   its rather distracting
User :   so i should really just take the meds
User :   and it will just go away on its own
Doctor :   once the congestion comes down
Doctor :  
it will go away by itself
Doctor :  
if you take medications and the steam inhalation
User :   ok
Doctor :  
it will be faster
User :   ok
User :   thakn you very much
Doctor :  
is there anything else i can help you with
User :   no thanks'
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Doctor :   thanks for consulting health care magic, bye for now
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