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what can you do to prevent motion sickness on a roller coaster?

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Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Motion sickness: Using scopolamine, Meclizine or some other medications could help this.

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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.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Is there a non-drug, natural wayto prevent motion sickness?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Ginger: This is not an official medical recommendation because it hasn't been scientifically proven but one common folk remedy is to consume very small quantities of ginger - either extract or the raw root. It settles the stomach. You may still feel dizzy though.
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.
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 37-year-old member asked:

Please recommend some tips for how to prevent motion sickness on a international flight?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Two great options-: auricular acupuncture or ginger.

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