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How do I avoid seasickness?

How do I avoid seasickness?

Motion sickness: Unwanted motion overtime causes nausea and vomiting because your brain receives conflicing information from the middle regarding that motion. It tries to solve the conflicting info, resulting in nausea and vomiting. Avoid it by avoiding the situation or asking your doctor for medication. ...Read more

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Seasickness (Definition)

Seasickness, a type of motion sickness, describes symptoms of nausea and dizziness that can be caused by spending time on a ...Read more


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How can I address my seasickness?

How can I address my seasickness?

Motion sickness: Unwanted motion overtime causes nausea and vomiting because your brain receives conflicing information from the middle regarding that motion. It tries to solve the conflicting info, resulting in nausea and vomiting. Avoid it by avoiding the situation or asking your doctor for medication. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat seasickness?

What can I do to treat seasickness?

Ask your doctor: While some people are able to find adequate relief with ginger (chewing the root, ginger candy, etc.), most find medications to be more effective. Meclizine (bonine, antivert, (meclizine) dramamine) is available in both over the counter and prescription strength pills, and scopolamine comes in patch form. Both are effective and well tolerated in most cases. ...Read more

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How can I address the symptoms of seasickness?

How can I address the symptoms of seasickness?

Sea sickness: Usually due to inner ear fluid imbalance - so treatment is usually prevention. Medications like dramamine (dimenhydrinate) may help. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of seasickness and what is the best way to address them?

What are the symptoms of seasickness and what is the best way to address them?

Sensitive inner ear: Seasickness is the result of a very sensitive inner ear balance mechanism. This is known as the vestibular labyrinth. Usually the feeling of vertigo or the room spinning when you are in motion (as in a car or on a boat) is the result of a very sensitive inner ear and is usually congenital. There are symptomatic remedies such as antihistamines (meclizine) or a scopolamine patch (vagus inhibitor). ...Read more

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If you get carsick, will I probably be seasickness?

Migraines: There is an association with carsickness, and motion sickness, and migraine headaches. Some migraineurs even experience paroxysmal vertigo attacks. Over the counter remedies include a bracelet with a bead, meclizine, dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) and a few homeopathic approaches. ...Read more

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How can one prevent seasickness?

How can one prevent seasickness?

Alternative options: Dr tosca gave an excellent response. Here are alternative options: acupressure, sea-bands and ginger or peppermint tea. ...Read more

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Would seasickness medicine help carsickness?

Yes: All motion sicknesses are responsive to that class of medications. ...Read more

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Will betahistine dihydrchloride help seasickness?

Possibly: In one published study, betahistine dihydrochloride was tested in 10 patients with a history of motion sickness. The use of this drug was found to significantly improve the tolerance of treated patients to a defined scenario of motion sickness (matsnev et al: efficacy of histaminergic drugs in experimental motion sickness. Journal of vestibular research, 2007, volume 17, pages 313-321). ...Read more