When to Seek Medical Care
When to call the doctor
- You feel dizzy just from moving your head or body.
- You occasionally feel nauseous and have vomiting.
- You have ringing or rushing noises in your ear.
- You have a sudden hearing loss.
When to go to the hospital
- You cannot eat, drink, or take medications because of vomiting.
- Your hearing progressively worsens.
- You have a severe headache or lethargy.
- You have a fever.
- You have ear pain.
- You recently injured your head or ear.
- Your dizziness doesn't stop after a few minutes.
- You develop double vision.
- You develop speech problems.
- Your arm or leg suddenly gets numb or weak.
- Muscles on your face become weak or paralyzed.
- Your gait (ability to walk normally) is affected.
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
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