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A 31-year-old member asked:

Can motion sickness be prevented?

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Dr. Martha Stark
Psychiatry 47 years experience
Absolutely: Avoid reading in the car and playing cards. Activities that involve focusing on a stationary object will create confusion for the brain, which can "sense" movement but not "see" it. The "conflict" between what is "sensed" and what is actually being "seen" is what causes the motion sickness. Sitting in the front passenger's seat can also prevent motion sickness.
Dr. William Shaffer
Neurology 17 years experience
Yes: An important thing to know, is the car sickness can be seen in people with migraines/complex migraines/atypical migraines. So, preventing the migraines/complex migraines/atypical migraines can help.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

How to prevent motion sickness ?

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Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 23 years experience
OTC available: There are over the counter remedies available - including dramamine (dimenhydrinate) and meclizine. Talk with your pharmacist about options.
A 22-year-old member asked:

Are there pressure pointsto prevent motion sickness?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Possibly: Some of my patients have had som relief from bands that apply pressure to point on the wrists. I can't say scientifically how they work but these patients do tell me they help.

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