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My daughter is experiencing intense vertigo that is lasting

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My daughter is experiencing intense vertigo that is lasting 4 to 6 hours, has had nausea as well and only finds it bearable by laying on the floor as she can't stand. Have had her to emergency, CAT scan on head negative, gave her Valium and several nausea medications. As soon as she got home in morning, it started all over again. Spent entire day and night on the floor. Better this morning but then vertigo has restarted. NO ENT available on Black Friday. She's supposed to fly to Michigan on Sunday to return home. What do can we do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

I am sorry about your daughter.

if she has sinus congestion, she might have a bad bacterial sinus infection which can cause vertigo. antibiotic therapy would treat a bacterial sinus infection.

she could be having a bad migraine headache which can cause vertigo. migraine headache medication could help her. such as imitrex or topamax or maxalt.

I hope the emergency room doctors looked in her ears to check for fluid behind her ear drums which is a sign of inner ear infection.

does she have fluid behind her ear drums?

she she have sinus congestion?

she can go back to the ER today or tomorrow and ask for a 5 day course of migraine medications to see if that helps as an option.