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What causes dizziness and rashes over chest?

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Posted on Wed, 30 Jul 2014
Question: dizziness as if room is spinning wildly while I was asleep and my eyes felt being forced to look to the far left, woke up with these sensations 2-3 times , but still have dizziness, though not as severe, . Have had a rash type present across chest , under right upper arm and in scalp, itches terribly, scratching unavoidable. been using a spray equate anti-itch continuous spray with diphenhydramine hcl 2% , zinc acetate 0.1% as well on these sites. numerous mosquito bites as well on left ankle. vision feels a little blurry off and on. Military retiree, have a routine appt. on 16th with VA clinic.


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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Needs a thorough medical check up...

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thank you for posting the query. I have gone throught history posted, I will try my best to help you with this problem.

There are various causes of dizziness, which needs to be thoroughly evaluated. dizziness and the rashes over the chest are not related.

Pertaining to your situation, the commonest causes of dizziness are:
1. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
2. Cervical vertigo
3. Atherosclerosis of the blood vessels

According to your history, the dizziness has been consistent, rotational and not related to change of posture. Hence, this rules out BPPV.

So, the next common cause being decreased blood flow in the back of the brain, called vertebrobasilar insufficiency. The blood vessels leading to the brain from the heart may be blocked (known as atherosclerosis) devoiding the brain of its blood supply. Sudden block in supply of blood to the brain, fails the brain in reading the information from the other sense organs, thus causing dizziness

Cervical vertigo also presents in the similar manner as the above, wherein, there is pressure exerted over the major blood vessels through the external source such as cervical spine, causing transient stopping of the blood to the brain and thus dizziness.

My suggestion to you is, to consult your doctor and go through a battery of investigations to rule out the other causes of dizziness.

Hope I have answered your query; I will be available for the follow-up queries.

Regards
Dr. Naveen Kumar N.
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Naveen Kumar (20 hours later)
another night of dizziness, slight nausea. when on right side head becomes very disoriented and have to change position. also when I lean forward I become very dizzy, hard to walk straight. vision becomes slightly blurry as well. have called my clinic for appointment this afternoon at 1:20 pm EST. hoping to get this resolved.
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Please keep me informed about your visit...

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for writing back

I do feel, you would require a thorough check-up. Its good that you decided to consult your doctor. Kindly, keep me informed about the results.

Wish you good health

Regards
Dr. Naveen Kumar N.
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
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What causes dizziness and rashes over chest?

Brief Answer: Needs a thorough medical check up... Detailed Answer: Hi Thank you for posting the query. I have gone throught history posted, I will try my best to help you with this problem. There are various causes of dizziness, which needs to be thoroughly evaluated. dizziness and the rashes over the chest are not related. Pertaining to your situation, the commonest causes of dizziness are: 1. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) 2. Cervical vertigo 3. Atherosclerosis of the blood vessels According to your history, the dizziness has been consistent, rotational and not related to change of posture. Hence, this rules out BPPV. So, the next common cause being decreased blood flow in the back of the brain, called vertebrobasilar insufficiency. The blood vessels leading to the brain from the heart may be blocked (known as atherosclerosis) devoiding the brain of its blood supply. Sudden block in supply of blood to the brain, fails the brain in reading the information from the other sense organs, thus causing dizziness Cervical vertigo also presents in the similar manner as the above, wherein, there is pressure exerted over the major blood vessels through the external source such as cervical spine, causing transient stopping of the blood to the brain and thus dizziness. My suggestion to you is, to consult your doctor and go through a battery of investigations to rule out the other causes of dizziness. Hope I have answered your query; I will be available for the follow-up queries. Regards Dr. Naveen Kumar N. ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon