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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   Hi, may I answer your health queries right now
User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   My husbands did not eat all day
User :   and when he had diner he felt dizzy and threwup
User :   and now he feels dizzy
User :   what shall i do
Doctor :   May I know his age?
User :   28
Doctor :   Is he having imbalance while walking?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you find slurring of speech?
User :   no
Doctor :   Does he have any ear ache, ringing sensation in the ear, difficulty in hearing?
Doctor :   Does he smoke or consume alcohol?
Doctor :   Has he had similar symptoms in the past?
User :   smoke yes
User :   when he gets cold
User :   but usually his body teprature becomes high
User :   this time it is noral
Doctor :   Does he have history of diabetes/hypertension?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   There are multiple causes for sudden onset of dizziness.
User :   but last night we had a big fight
Doctor :   The following are few of them
User :   ok
Doctor :   1. Benign vertigo - a non concerning ear problem
Doctor :   This is an acute episode and will disappear without any medical assistance in a few hours.
Doctor :   2. A viral illness.
Doctor :   If your husband is running fever, with cold or sore throat, that is probably the reason why this event happened.
Doctor :   3. An ear pathology, infection or disturbances in the middle ear.
Doctor :   4. Central causes, including stroke
Doctor :   5. Irregularities in the heart rhythm.
User :   what
User :   how can i know
User :   u scared me
Doctor :   Of these causes, the first three are more likely (based on the description) and are non concerning issues.
Doctor :   Since only a physical examination can differentiate between them
Doctor :   I would suggest you to consider consulting a doctor, if the symptoms are persisting.
Doctor :   In the mean time, adequate rest, antihistaminic medications will be required.
Doctor :   I would strongly recommend you to consider visiting the ER if feasible.
User :   could be a fever even if his temprature is normal
Doctor :   A viral illness (of the upper respiratory tract) is characterised by nasal congesitions, tiredness, fatiguability, reduced appetite with or without fever
Doctor :   Fever usually follows the first symptoms.
User :   I hope it is just a fever
User :   thank u doctor
Doctor :   The description of the symptoms are probably more in favour of benign vertigo than
Doctor :   the other cause,
Doctor :   but I would recommend you to consider visiting the ER if symptoms are severe or if they are persisting.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes
User :   thank u
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now.
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