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Vertigo home remedies–How did I get rid of my vertigo problem

Updated on December 12, 2012

My vertigo cause and solution

This remedy is from my personal experience. I had vertigo problem one year ago. Morning when I get up I had severe head spinning. This continued for 5 days. Vertigo attack would disappear in few days and will return after 3 or 4 months. I was in trouble but very soon I could identify the real cause of my vertigo problem. I found from a web article that when there is an alteration in the temperature of fluids inside your ear you may get dizziness and head spinning. My neighbor also told that when we take bath if water goes inside our ear we may get lightheadedness and dizziness. I could find that I am getting a vertigo attack whenever I take a head bath with a cool water. Once I happened to use neem leaves in my head as I was suffering from chicken pox. The next day vertigo appeared. Another day I took a head bath using cool water and failed to dry it properly. Within few hours vertigo appeared. My vertigo experiences helped me find out the real cause of my vertigo.

Let me therefore give few tips to avoid vertigo. Follow these tips if you have vertigo problem

Normal water for head bath

When you take head bath, use water with a normal temperature. Do not pour cool water or hot water on your head. If you take head bath with cool water, your ear fluid temperature may later and you may get dizziness.

No long showers on head

Do not use shower in which there is a steep fall of water on your head. Do not keep your head under shower for more than one minute. Change in head temperature can trigger vertigo.

Wipe your head well after bath

Do not ignore head wiping after taking bath. Wipe your head well so that no water remains in head. If water remains in your hair it will settle down to your head and trigger vertigo.

No head bath frequently if you have vertigo

If you experience vertigo do not take head bath frequently. Avoid head bath if possible.

Taking care during winter

Avoid cold wind on your head. Wear woolen hat and mufflers to cover your head and ears. Cool wind may cause a head ache and later vertigo.

Never apply cool shampoos or other herbal products on your hair

If you have vertigo problem avoid applying cool things on your head. I used to use hibiscus leaves as a natural shampoo. Hibiscus is a cooling plant. I did however stop using hibiscus after getting vertigo problem. Similarly avoid henna treatment for hair. Avoid applying amla (gooseberry) and other cool things on hair. Keep your head in normal temperature. Avoid applying hot things on head. Avoid being in direct sun and near to furnace or fireplace. By oding this you can avoid vertigo attack.

Avoid Swimming – do not allow water to enter your ears

While swimming take good care that water should not enter into your ears. It is better for vertigo patients to avoid swimming and playing in water.

Use of moisturizers, beauty packs and home-made beauty packs

Use of creams that cools face and head should be avoided. Do not use face packs and home-made cosmetics. It can trigger vertigo. Orange juice and similar kitchen cosmetics would cool your face and head and trigger vertigo. Do not use face packs if you have vertigo.

Get enough sleep

When my child was sick I could not sleep for 2 nights. The next day I faced vertigo problem. When I slept some extra hours vertigo disappeared.

Do not look to spinning objects

This is not a home remedy. But it would be good for people with vertigo to avoid looking into spinning objects. Viewing spinning and fast moving objects may make your head spin. Also do not look down from a big height. For example do not look down to earth from a three storey building. Avoiding all this would prevent a vertigo attack.

Food for ears

Foods that improve blood circulation in ears and treat inner ear problems would be good for vertigo. Proper blood circulation in ears prevent vertigo.

Eating ginger

Making ginger and garlic part of the diet is found to help vertigo. Eat raw ginger, dry ginger etc. Ginger is known to be a good home remedy for vertigo problem.

My vertigo problem gone

As I began following the above mentioned practices I am totally free from vertigo. I have not seen vertigo for the last one and half years. When I go for vacation to Chennai, Kerala or other places, I took great care not to take bath with cool or hot water. I began taking good care so that my head temperature do not alter. All these precautions saved me from vertigo problem.


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    • torrilynn profile image

      torrilynn 4 years ago

      I really did like the variety of home remedies you have here to avoid vertigo such as the hair products you use and using normal temperature water on your head. Vote up and shared.

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      JC DC 4 years ago

      Very useful tips, I'll try this method later

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Useful tips and suggestions, dhannyya. Voted as such and sharing.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Very interesting alternatives for combating vertigo.

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      dhannyya 5 years ago

      yes.. always exploring vertigo gets triggered for some reasons..sometimes we get a complete deliverance from vertigo..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I used to have vertigo, but for some reason it subsided. I didn't know ginger was good to use for virtigo, If it reoccurs, i will remember. Thank you..

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      I found this very interesting...even though I don't have vertigo..But I know people who do. I am going to share this on facebook...Great hub.