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What is the definition or description of: Airsickness?

What is the definition or description of: Airsickness?

Airsickness : Airsickness is the feeling of nausea during or after air travel. It is usually a temporary sensation. There are many over the counter remedies which work well. If persistent, there are some prescription medications available win addition. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Airsickness (Definition)

Airsickness is the feeling of nausea during or after air travel. It is usually a temporary sensation. There are many over the counter remedies which work well. If persistent, there are some prescription ...Read more


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What are the different types of medication for airsickness?

What are the different types of medication for airsickness?

Motion sickness drug: Usually drugs used for motion sickness (dramamine for example) are used. Patches like transderm scop (scopolamine) are also available. Understand that any of these motion sickness drugs can make you drowsy so be careful not to take them before you drive to the airport. ...Read more

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How can I become immune to g-forces/airsickness?

How can I become immune to g-forces/airsickness?

G force: The effects of G forces can be minimized by improving your cardiovascular fitness and learning techniques like the 'hick' maneuver to prevent loss of consciousness in high G environments. ...Read more

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How can I become "immune" to g-forces/airsickness?

How can I become "immune" to g-forces/airsickness?

Wear a G-suit?: Seriously, are you asking about nausea and vomiting due to motion sickness in general, or are you in an occupation that requires repeated exposure to G-forces (e.g. jet fighter pilot) for which you'd like to build a tolerance? ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to prevent/cure airsickness?

Air sickness tips: Some things you can do to help reduce the risk of airsickness. Eat lightly that day and avoid alcohol. Tried to get a window seat, preferably near the wings where the plane is most stable. Focus on the horizon. Get cool air from the air vents. OTC medicines such as meclizine or dimenhydrinate work well for many people. There are prescription medicines if all of this fails. Good luck. ...Read more

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Where's the best place on the plane to avoid airsickness?

Over wing: If you don't mind the noise, studies show the stillest, least movement on the plane, is in the middle, over the wing. Bring soft earplugs, eat lightly, and ask your provider for zofran--a safe anti nausea medicine with out odd side effects such as sedation or dry mouth. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for airsickness?

Preparation: 1.Be well hydrated before flying and be well rested. 2.Sit in the middle of the plane over the wing 3.Avoid alcohol; eat lightly 4.Ask your doctor for anti nausea medicine zofran (ondansetron). If severe, consider scopolamine ear patch but this last has side effects. 5.Consider meditation, acupuncture, hypnosis. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is airsickness?

Motion sickness: This is a type of motion sickness caused by airplane travel. In susceptible individuals, nausea, vomiting and dizziness develop when flying. It can be treated by otc motion sickness medications or your doctor can prescribe medication to use while flying. ...Read more

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Are there any cures for airsickness?

Many choices: 1.Be well hydrated before flying and be well rested. 2.Sit in the middle of the plane over the wing 3.Avoid alcohol; eat lightly 4.Ask your doctor for anti nausea medicine zofran (ondansetron). If severe, consider scopolamine ear patch but this last has side effects. 5.Consider meditation, acupuncture, hypnosis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of airsickness?

Motion sickness: You may feel yucky, then develop a cold, clammy feeling along with dizziness & vomiting. ...Read more

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What can I do to cope my airsickness?

Air sickness tips: Some things you can do to help reduce the risk of airsickness. Eat lightly that day and avoid alcohol. Tried to get a window seat, preferably near the wings where the plane is most stable. Focus on the horizon. Get cool air from the air vents. OTC medicines such as meclizine or dimenhydrinate work well for many people. There are prescription medicines if all of this fails. Good luck. ...Read more

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I get airsickness and worried about what effect this has on my health?

Air sickness: Airsickness is a type of motion sickness. It is rather common and can affect passengers and even pilots. It should not have any long-term effect on your health, although it might make your air journeys less pleasant. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for airsickness?

Air sickness: This is a great article called "motion sickness first aid" by the mayo clinic. Check it out: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/first-aid-motion-sickness/hq01099. ...Read more

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Can I get a prion disease from eating calf brains or only by handling uncooked ones?

Can I get a prion disease from eating calf brains or only by handling uncooked ones?

Either potentially: Cooking does not inactivate the malfolded infectious prion protein nor does formalin treatment. It was shown decades ago that brain in formalin for years could transmit cjd. ...Read more

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How can I find a doctor in my city that deals specifically with bipolar disorder? My gp has been handling my medications for the past few years.

How can I find a doctor in my city that deals specifically with bipolar disorder? My gp has been handling my medications for the past few years.

Ask around: People you could ask include your gp, or people at your local chapter of organizations of patients suffering from mental illness and their families - examples of which in the us would be nami.Org, nmha.Org and dbsalliance.Org. ...Read more

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What are the hazards of handling silver?

In what form?: Pure solid silver, as in jewelry? Liquid silver? Are you taking pure silver or compound that has some silver in it? Please ask again and clarify. The condition of silver toxicity, is called Argyria. See the article, which discuses how one might be harmed by silver. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argyria ...Read more

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I am terrible handling stress. Any tips?

I am terrible handling stress. Any tips?

Lots of tips: Breath in 4 counts, breathe out 7 counts. Close your eyes and pretend you are somewhere on vacation. Imagine yourself being there. Different types of stress lend themselves to different ways of handling it. For more than a bandaid, a good psychotherapist or mind-body medicine practitioner can be extremely helpful in the long run. ...Read more

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Can handling frozen foods cause frostbite?

Can handling frozen foods cause frostbite?

Varies on severity: Of compromise of the blood supply. Individuals with vaso-occlusive disease such as diabetes may be prone to more extensive disease and complications. However brief contact is unlikely to cause frostbite. ...Read more