(Air Sickness; Car Sickness; Sea Sickness)
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- Family members who get motion sickness
- A long or rough car, boat, plane, or train ride
- Amusement park rides
- Migraine headaches
- Upset stomach
- Nausea or vomiting
- Tiredness or sleepiness
- Cold, clammy feeling
- Feeling faint
- Loss of color, especially in the face
- Over-the-counter antihistamines
- Prescription scopolamine
- Prochlorperazine, promethazine, or chlorpromazine
- Pressure patch worn on the wrist to put pressure on certain points
- Avoid heavy meals or spicy foods
- Avoid excess alcohol
- Get plenty of sleep
- Try to sit in the front seat or volunteer to drive
- Don't reading while in motion
- Eat small, frequent meals or snacks
- Avoid excess alcohol
- Don't look at moving objects
- Ask the driver to slow down or stop if you start to feel sick
- Get a window seat and look outside
- Sit over the wing on a plane
- Sit in the middle of a boat and try to get some fresh air
Family Doctor—American Academy of Family Physicians http://www.familydoctor.org
Healthy Children—American Academy of Pediatrics http://www.healthychildren.org
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
The College of Family Physicians of Canada http://www.cfpc.ca
Dizziness and motion sickness. American Academy of Otolaryngology website. Available at: http://www.entnet.org/content/dizziness-and-motion-sickness. Updated December 2010. Accessed April 25, 2013.
Motion sickness. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2012/chapter-2-the-pre-travel-consultation/motion-sickness.htm. Updated July 1, 2011. Accessed April 25, 2013.
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Nausea and vomiting in adults. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated March 18, 2013. Accessed April 25, 2013.
- Reviewer: Rimas Lukas, MD
- Review Date: 01/2015 -
- Update Date: 05/06/2014 -
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