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My friend has a viral infection in the inner ear that

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Hi. My friend has a viral infection in the inner ear that started last Friday. Nausea started three days ago. Vomiting two days ago. Visited a doctor and got anti nausea and dizziness medication. They work for one day but symptoms are getting worse. She can't sit up and has not been able to eat for two days and can't keep down water. Should we take her to a medical centre.

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 8 months ago

This should be treated by;

1) vestibular suppressants,
2) antiviral medication,
3) antiemetic medications
4) steroids.

So she need to be taken to a medical center for these prescription medications and investigations like blood work and vestibular tests.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
She is currently using APO-procglorperazine and APO- betahistine
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 8 months ago

She may also require cinnarizine and an anti viral medication.

These together would help in an early recovery.

Following are the investigations which will confirm the diagnosis;

1) audiometry,
2) vestibular tests.

The most commonly performed vestibular tests are as follows:

Electronystagmography (ENG)The rotating-chair test, also referred to as sinusoidal harmonic acceleration (SHA), Computerized dynamic posturography (CDP).
3) blood tests for autoimmune disorders,
4) computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

5) The saccadic test
6) The gaze test
7) Pursuit eye movements test
8) Optokinetic Nystagmus test
9) Head shake nystagmus test.
10) Positional nystagmus testing
11) Bithermal calorie test.
12) Rotating chair test.

13) An alternative to the rotating-chair test is the active head-rotation test,

14) Computerized dynamic posturography

An ENT specialist and a neurologist with a Rehab specialist in tandem are involved in the investigative work up and care.

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