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When should I get medical attention about benign positional vertigo?

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If you:

  • Have non-stop vomiting
  • Cannot stand or walk due to dizziness
  • Has symptoms consistent with benign positional vertigo including: head injury, onvulsions, loss of consciousness, fever, headache or stiff neck, or signs of stroke including change in vision, speech or moibility.

From: Benign Positional Vertigo Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery: "Dizziness and Motion Sickness."

UC Irvine: "Vertigo."

Vertigo Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 11, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery: "Dizziness and Motion Sickness."

UC Irvine: "Vertigo."

Vertigo Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 11, 2017

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