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Should I talk to my doctor about my vertigo and dizziness?

If you or your child has symptoms of vertigo and dizziness, you should talk to your doctor. It's especially important to talk to your doctor if the following symptoms occur along with your vertigo and dizziness.

  • difficulty swallowing
  • irregular eye movements
  • slurred speech
  • blurred or double vision
  • weakness in the arms and legs
  • facial paralysis
If you or your child?s vertigo causes frequent nausea and vomiting, seek medical attention immediately to avoid the body becoming dehydrated. Fortunately, vertigo and dizziness are often easily diagnosed and treated.

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