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What are specific instructions after treatment for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo?

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Once you get home, you’ll need to follow specific instructions. These may include:

  • Sleeping with your head at a 45-degree angle -- either in a recliner or propped up on a sofa -- for two nights.
  • Keeping your head vertical for two days. You may have to avoid certain exercises and modify your movements during shaving and washing your hair.
  • For a week, you will need to avoid head movements that might bring on benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. You may need to sleep with two pillows and avoid sleeping on the affected side.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions -- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.”

Vestibular Disorders Association: “BPPV.”

American Hearing Research Foundation: “Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Diseases and Conditions -- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions --  Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 12, 2016

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions -- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.”

Vestibular Disorders Association: “BPPV.”

American Hearing Research Foundation: “Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Diseases and Conditions -- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions --  Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 12, 2016

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