When delirium is diagnosed, your doctor will first attempt to find and treat the underlying causes. He/she will carefully balance the fluid and nutrition you receive, as you may be unwilling or physically unable to maintain a balanced intake. If you are under alcohol withdrawal, treatment will include multivitamins, especially thiamine.
Your doctor and caregivers will ensure that you are kept in comfortable and familiar surroundings. Physical restraints will be avoided, even though sometimes, under the influence of delirium, you may attempt to get away and climb out of bed. Your doctor will ensure that a delirious patient is not left alone or unattended. The environment will be stable, quiet, and well-lit.
If you have trouble with vision or hearing, that will be corrected with eyeglasses or hearing aids.
Medications will only be used temporarily, in cases where your delirium is dangerous enough to harm others or you are not complying with treatment. Use of medication will be withdrawn as soon as the treatment is effective in curing your symptoms.