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Does ginger prevent motion sickness?

Does ginger prevent motion sickness?

Yes : Research has proven ginger to be very effective for preventing motion sickness. See http://www.Nytimes.Com/2007/08/21/health/21real.Html and http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art00390/motion-sickness.Html. ...Read more

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Motion Sickness (Definition)

An illness caused by motion during travel that usually involves ...Read more


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What are some motion sickness remedies?

What are some motion sickness remedies?

Try some OTC: Solutions available without a prescription include ginger root, meclizine, dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) seasickness bracelets. However, medications for migraine may help in some cases, and if dizziness is bad, a scopolamine patch may assist. Many meds are available for the nausea. On occasion, if inner ear problems seem present, an ENT specialist may help. ...Read more

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What is motion sickness?

What is motion sickness?

Nausea: Due to being on a boat, in a car, or in an airplane. ...Read more

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Motion sickness pills (dimenhydrinate)--safe for ship travel?

Motion sickness pills (dimenhydrinate)--safe for ship travel?

Yes: Dimenhydrinate is a histamine antagonist designed to counter some of the ill effects of motion in cars and boats to which some persons are prone. One of its major side effects is drowsiness. Before taking dimenhydrinate you should check with your doctor that it does not interact with any other medications you are already on. ...Read more

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Do motion sickness drugs work?

Do motion sickness drugs work?

Yes: Scopolamine patches are fairly effective, but work best if applied the night before travel. All drugs in this class share side effects of dry mouth, constipation, and sedation. They may also potentiate the effects of alcohol or other sedating drugs. Check with your doctor for interactions with any other medications you are taking or other underlying medical conditions. ...Read more

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Is homeopathy effective in treating motion sickness and anxiety ?

Is homeopathy effective in treating motion sickness and anxiety ?

No, no and no: Homeopathy is not effective at treating anything whatsoever. Homeopathy is not medicine. Practitioners have no real medical knowledge. Would you want your MD to practice 214-year-old medicine on you? Because that’s when homeopathy was invented. It's worse than worthless. Join the 21st century. Read “Homeopathy: The Ultimate Fake” at http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/homeo.html. ...Read more

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What causes sea sickness or car sickness?

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What causes sea sickness or car sickness?

Motion sickness: One theory is that it functions as defense mechanism against neurotoxins. The area postrema in the brain is responsible for inducing vomiting when poisons are detected, & for resolving conflict between vision & balance. When feeling motion but not seeing it, the inner ear transmits to the brain that it senses motion, but the eyes tell the brain that everything is still, hence brain responds by vo. ...Read more

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Can movies cause motion sickness?

Can movies cause motion sickness?

Yes: Jerky frame movements, rapidly flashing lights, fast action (like car chases), and movements like roller coaster or falling sequences can cause motion sickness in some people, especially if the visual takes up more & more of your field of vision in which you lose your fixed frames of reference and so your brain is confused about position and gravity. ...Read more

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Would motion sickness medication help with dizziness?

Would motion sickness medication help with dizziness?

Yes: You could try otc dramamine (dimenhydrinate) to see if it helps with dizziness. For that matter, any antihistamine (claritin, zyrtec, allegra) may ease dizziness symptoms. If they don't, then you may need to be evaluated for why you are dizzy: irregular heart rhythm, low lung oxygen levels, anemia, thyroid imbalance, anxiety / hyperventilation, etc. Start with the easy stuff, and go from there if you're not better. ...Read more

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Does astigmatism cause motion sickness?

Does astigmatism cause motion sickness?

Astigmatism & Motion: Astigmatism can cause refractive double vision or streaks and that in some cases can cause vision disturbances which can lower the threshold in a susceptible individual for simulating motion sickness. ...Read more

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Are there pressure points to prevent motion sickness?

Are there pressure points to prevent motion sickness?

Wrist : Stems from chinese acupuncture which these points or meridians are believed to be organ associated. And it works! ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies for motion sickness?

Yes: The only way to stop motion sickness is to stop the motion. However if there is nausea or vomiting with the motion sickness then ginger tea or ginger ale is felt to decrease these symptoms. All prescription and over the counter motion sickness medications suppress the signals going to the brain and thus there is less abnormal sense of motion but this comes with significant drowsiness. ...Read more

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What is a natural cure for motion sickness (such as car sickness)?

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What is a natural cure for motion sickness (such as car sickness)?

Motion sickness.: Try Ginger. Also focus your eyes on a fixed object for few minutes. ...Read more

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Is antivert (meclizine) the same medication as over-the-counter motion sickness pills?

Is antivert (meclizine) the same medication as over-the-counter motion sickness pills?

Technically, yes: There are a couple of otc pills (dramamine (dimenhydrinate) less drowsy) that contain meclizine, the active ingredient in antivert. ...Read more

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Will motion sickness meds help with nausea from drainage?

Will motion sickness meds help with nausea from drainage?

Motion sickness: You don't say what kind of drainage words form. If you're talking about upset stomach, dizziness , those types of symptoms motion sickness medicine should help. ...Read more

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What does motion sickness mean?

Nausea: Due to being on a boat, in a car, or in an airplane. ...Read more