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How can ginger help with motion sickness?

How can  ginger help with motion sickness?

Benefit of ginger: Ginger contains a substance which is thought to promote peristatlis (contaction of the intestines in a forward motion) and to stimulate gastric secretions. It essentially functions as an antinausea agent without any sedating effects. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Ginger (Definition)

Human studies suggests that 1g daily of ginger may be effective for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women when used for short periods (no longer than 4 days). Several studies have found that ginger is better than placebo in relieving morning sickness. In a small study of 30 pregnant women with severe vomiting, those who took 1 gram of ginger every day for 4 days reported more relief from vomiting than those who took placebo. In a larger study of 70 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, those who received a similar dosage of ginger felt less nauseous and did not vomit as much as those who received placebo. Pregnant women should ask their doctor before taking ginger, and should be careful not take more ...Read more


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Does 7up and ginger ale help with pregnancy sickness?

Does 7up and ginger ale help with pregnancy sickness?

Ginger ale does.: A simple way to v nausea is w ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger ; steep at least 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. Aromatherapy: sweet orange (citrus sinensis), peitigrain (citrus reticulata), mandarin (citrus reticulata) are different citrus scents that can v nausea. ...Read more

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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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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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Can Valium help with sea sickness?

Can Valium help with sea sickness?

Possibly: Valium is an antianxiety medication. It is calming and may help alleviate some symptoms, but it is not a motion sickness medication. ...Read more

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How can I prevent motion sickness

Couple of tricks: Some take otc dramamine (dimenhydrinate) or Meclizine prior to getting onto a boat. There is a bracelet with a bead to be worn if you might suffer motion sickness, and is said to be useful in some. The old fashioned scopolamine patch behind the ear may work. A lot of migraine pts have motion sickness, and anti-migraine meds may be useful. ...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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How does motion sickness relate to post-operative nausea?

How does motion sickness relate to post-operative nausea?

Both treated by scop: The TDS patch is used to treat both by working on the CNS center for nausea. See: http://www.clinicaltherapeutics.com/article/S0149-2918%2810%2900376-0/abstract ...Read more

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How does the patch work for motion sickness?

How does the patch work for motion sickness?

Blocks receptors : The patch contains scopolamine which works to block receptors in the brain that are involved with nausea and vertigo. It works in the same pathway as dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) another common nausea medication. ...Read more

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Does eating ginger help with nausea?

Does eating ginger help with nausea?

Can do. : It is a natural remedy. Candied ginger is something i've used on occasion. If you're needing it often, the question to be answered is why? ...Read more

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While pregnant is there anything I can take to help with nausea Because ginger ale and crackers don't work?

While pregnant is there anything I can take to help with nausea Because ginger ale and crackers don't work?

Not all ginger ale: has ginger. A simple way to v nausea is w Ginger. You can drink nibble on crystallized ginger or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger & steep at least 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. Aromatherapy: Sweet Orange (Citrus Sinensis), Peitigrain (Citrus reticulata), Mandarin (Citrus reticulata) are different citrus scents that can v nausea. ...Read more

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Does malunggay help with vertigo?

Does malunggay help with vertigo?

Malunggay: Is a potent Antioxidant rich in Vitamin C & Potassium, as well as Protein & Vitamin A & Calcium & other minerals & vitamins. I am not aware of it being used in Vertigo. ...Read more

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What helps with pregnancy sickness?

What helps with pregnancy sickness?

Varies: Some women do well just with dietary modification. Some will benefit from increased fluids. Some will require oral or rectal medications and some will need ivf management to get through the worst of ir. ...Read more

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Does gingerale help with digestion?

Does gingerale help with digestion?

Unknown : Although ginger remains a popular remedy for an upset stomach, there is not substantial clinical evidence to suggest that it helps with digestion. ...Read more

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Does drinking 7up help with nausea?

Does drinking 7up help with nausea?

It can: By causing you to burp and release trapped gas (which could be causing nausea). ...Read more

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How can I treat or prevent motion sickness without using medicine?

Sleep, light meal: Being well rested will help greatly. Eat a light meal before the activity - an empty stomach will make it worse. Reduce stress - prepare in advance, make sure you schedule plenty of time and arrive early. Prognosis-good: motion sickness lessens as you get used to the activity. If all else fails, verapamil is a non-sedating prescription medication some find helpful for preventing motion sickness. ...Read more

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How does lemon juice help with an upset stomach?

How does lemon juice help with an upset stomach?

Absolutely NOT: avoid all citrus: lemon. lime, orange, pineapple, most fruits- all contain citric acid: not exactly heklpful ...Read more

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Safe to take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) and a acupressure band for motion sickness?

Safe to take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) and a acupressure band for motion sickness?

Yes: Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) is a histamine antagonist designed to counter some of the ill effects of motion in vehicles 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. Accupressure bands have not been proven effective. ...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