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Suggest treatment for ear infection causing vertigo

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Posted on Tue, 19 Jul 2016
Question: I believe I have a n ear infection, that is causing, vertigo. What con be done about it?
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
would need to treat ear infection

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

The ear infection would need to be treated.

Ear infections can be treated with topical antibiotic drops or oral antibiotics, normally used for 7 days.
If there is associated pain then this can be treated with pain killers such as ibuprofen, naproxen or cataflam.

The vertigo will only resolve if the infection itself is treated.

There are medications that can temporarily decrease vertigo but would only be a temporary fix such as dramamine, meclizine, valium.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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Brief Answer: would need to treat ear infection Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using healthcare magic The ear infection would need to be treated. Ear infections can be treated with topical antibiotic drops or oral antibiotics, normally used for 7 days. If there is associated pain then this can be treated with pain killers such as ibuprofen, naproxen or cataflam. The vertigo will only resolve if the infection itself is treated. There are medications that can temporarily decrease vertigo but would only be a temporary fix such as dramamine, meclizine, valium. I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions