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Doctor insights on: How To Prevent Airsickness

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What sort of problem is airsickness?

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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Airsickness (Definition)

Airsickness is nausea and discomfort due to air travel. It ...Read more


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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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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 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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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 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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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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It is best that: travel history be obtained for febrile illnesses and that high index of suspicion be maintained for an individual with risk factors (like recent travel to an endemic area). Training in donning/ doffing personal protective equipment and containment is important. ...Read more