Dizziness: Treatments & Home Remedies

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Treatments and home remedies for dizziness include the intake of ginger, antihistamines like doxylamine, stress relief, sleep, salt, pepper, vinegar, and mustard. These options are easily available and are to be used in different ways.

Dizziness or giddiness is a condition that is a catch-all term used to describe many feelings of being lightheaded or unsteady. While it is not serious most of the time and can occur due to a momentary drop in blood pressure or blood rushing to your head, it should not be ignored if it happens regularly.

Treatments for Dizziness

Once your doctor has established the cause behind your dizziness, they will move on to the right treatment. This can widely vary from person to person, depending upon the kind of illness. We have discussed some of the treatments below:

  • IV fluids, in case of dehydration
  • Surgery or blood transfusion, in the case of an emergency like heart attack, stroke, etc.
  • Oxygen, in case of hyperventilation
  • Medications, in case of an infection

Home Remedies for Dizziness

The key home remedies that can help dizziness include the following:

Simple Exercises

A few at-home exercises can be performed to effectively handle dizziness. These are easy exercises that include moving your eyeballs in every direction, moving your neck clockwise and anti-clockwise and visual fixation practices. Standing exercises include blinking your eyes rapidly while staring at a fixed point, as well as continuously sitting and standing.

There are some walking exercises that can help as well. These include walking with your eyes closed and open, tandem walking, walking up a steep surface and staring at a particular point while walking. Repeat these exercises at least three times a day. It is extremely vital that medicines should be minimized when trying these natural exercises. As long as you regularly work on this exercise routine, there shouldn’t be any need to take those medications. There have been many cases where consistently using these exercises have helped eliminate the problems of dizziness.

Treatment of Other Diseases Causing Dizziness

There are several diseases that manifest as dizziness and curing them will help with dizziness as well. Ear infections should be treated quickly because giddiness is a very common problem until the infection is completely cured. Other ailments like flu, viral and various respiratory diseases can also cause a giddy feeling.


Liquids can be a big help in addressing this problem. You should always drink plenty of water and fresh fruit juices because dehydration can make you feel faint, dizzy or lightheaded. However, it is a good idea to avoid sugary drinks like soda when trying to relieve your dizziness issues.

Mustard and Salt

Mix salt, pepper, vinegar and mustard in equal proportions. Drink the mixture along with a full glass of water. This helps to increase the blood circulation and keeps you steady on your feet.


Drink a mixture of lemon extract, a pinch of salt, black pepper, and water to get rid of giddiness.


Massages have soothing effects and can release tension and stress successfully. It also improves the blood circulation to all parts of the body, including the brain. More specifically, a lavender massage can help you eliminate dizziness.

Apple Cider Vinegar

A mixture of honey and some apple cider vinegar may work wonders in curing dizziness.

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Yogurt is a great home remedy for dizziness. It will work even better if you mix it with the peels of various fruits.

Almonds and Pumpkin Seeds

Take approximately 3 tablespoons of wheat, 10-12 almonds, and some pumpkin seeds and soak the mixture overnight in water. The following day, grind them finely to make a paste. Now, add some cloves to this paste. Boil the mixture with milk. You can add some sugar as well to make it more appetizing. If you consume this mixture regularly for a few days, this home remedy can provide long-lasting relief from dizziness.


Amla is another great natural remedy for dizziness. You can soak amla and coriander overnight, then consume it the following morning to find some relief and get back on your feet with confidence.

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Meenakshi Nagdeve, Co-Founder, Organic Facts is a health and wellness enthusiast and is responsible for managing it. She has completed the Nutrition And Healthy Living Cornell Certificate Program, Cornell University, US. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Bangalore and B. Tech in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from IIT Bombay. Prior to this, she worked for a few years in IT and Financial services. An ardent follower of naturopathy, she believes in healing with foods. In her free time, she loves to travel and taste different types of teas.

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