Does anyone know a good remedy for motion sickness?

In: Health.Ailments Asked by: Chuckie Oct 31, 2007 - 108 Months Ago.  Viewed 14108 times

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One common suggestion is to simply look out of the window of the moving vehicle and to gaze toward the horizon in the direction of travel. This helps to re-orient the inner sense of balance by providing a visual reaffirmation of motion.

In the night, or in a ship without windows, it is helpful to simply close one's eyes, or if possible, take a nap. This resolves the input conflict between the eyes and the inner ear. Napping also helps prevent psychogenic effects (i.e. the effect of sickness being magnified by thinking about it).

Fresh, cool air can also relieve motion sickness slightly, although it is likely this is related to avoiding foul odors which can worsen nausea.[10]

A good alternative is wearing anti travel-sickness wristbands. These apply slight pressure to the inside of your wrist - and really work - but if you don't want to wear them, just apply the pressure yourself with your other thumb. Place two fingers across your inner wrist, and the pressure point is just below. This method is good for relieving any nausious moment, not just motion sickness.

Over-the-counter and prescription medications are readily available, such as Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) and Bonine/Antivert (meclizine).

Scopolamine is effective[11] and is sometimes used in the form of transdermal patches (1.5mg) or as a newer tablet form (0.4mg).

Interestingly, many pharmacological treatments which are effective for nausea and vomiting in some medical conditions may not be effective for motion sickness. For example, metoclopramide and prochlorperazine, although widely used for nausea, are ineffective for motion-sickness prevention and treatment. The sedating anti-histamine medications such as promethazine, work quite well for motion sickness, although they can cause significant drowsiness.

Ginger root is a mild anti-emetic and sucking on crystallized ginger or sipping ginger tea can help to relieve the nausea
Answered by: Neil W - 107 Months Ago.
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Put cold cloth on back of neck. Instantaneous feel good!
Answered by: sherwin - 104 Months Ago.
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