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Doctor insights on: Medicine For 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 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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Are there any cures for airsickness?

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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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

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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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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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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’s the drug of choice among returning veterans?

What’s the drug of choice among returning veterans?

Alcohol: Unfortunately the old stand-by, alcohol, is still #1 with veterans. Many have exposure to pain medications like ocycontin and some have a problem with marijuana. But alcohol is the biggie. ...Read more

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Are the drugs from India as safe as the drugs from the U.S?

Drugs frm India safe: F from US asks: Are the drugs from India as safe as the drugs from the U.S? ANS: Some are some are not and some dangerous. I do not recommend them unless all else has failed. You don't want to be playing "You bet your Life" with them. ...Read more

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How does ambroxol work, and are there similar medicines in the u.S.?

How does ambroxol work, and are there similar medicines in the u.S.?

Ambroxol is a…: Mucolytic agent, i.e., it makes mucus & sputum thinner & less viscous (sticky) & therefore more easily removed by coughing; so it is beneficial in diseases associated with increased mucus production (acute/chronic bronchitis, copd). It also appears to have anti-inflammatory properties. None of the articles I reviewed noted that this drug is not available in the us. Ask your fp/pharmacist. ...Read more

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Why there, s a people have a body odor what is the best medicine of this?

Why there, s a people have a body odor what is the best medicine of this?

Body odor: Can be a side-effect of your diet or medications. Please see your doctor and avoid harsh-smelling foods such as garlic, onions, cabbage, etc. Before you go out. Save them for week ends or days w/little social interaction. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Suffering body pain. Maybe d.E.S. Drug has caused my structural deformaties. Could it be?

Suffering body pain. Maybe d.E.S. Drug has caused my structural deformaties. Could it be?

Doubtful: Des has been off the market for decadesa and the structural anomalies are well defined. Talk them over with your doctor. ...Read more

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What s your opinion about anti-aging medicine? I know it begin to be popular in united states...

What s your opinion about anti-aging medicine? I know it begin to be popular in united states...

A growing speciality: Anti aging medicine is really based around the goal of keeping individuals as healthy as possible. Not simply treating them when they are sick. This means paying particular attention to the current state of our health and how to make it better. Also look at less invasive ways of managing a person's health. It is fascinating. ...Read more

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What medicines should be taken in i.b.s?

What medicines should be taken in i.b.s?

Depends: Depends on what type of IBS you have… Constipation type we have a few different medications, for diarrhea type there are fewer options. Before diagnosing yourself with IBS though, make sure you have colonoscopy and EGD and labs done and an examination as IBS is what we call a diagnosis of exclusion, where we "rule Out" other causes then call it IBS. ...Read more

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Where is teveten (eprosartan) available; is it a u.S. Drug?

Where is teveten (eprosartan) available; is it a u.S. Drug?

For high BP: Eprosartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Eprosartan is in a class of medications called angiotensin ii receptor antagonists. It works by blocking the action of certain natural substances that tighten the blood vessels, allowing the blood to flow more smoothly. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me if the drug pacerone (amiodarone) is available in the u.S.?

Can anyone tell me if the drug pacerone (amiodarone) is available in the u.S.?

PACERONE (amiodarone): Yes it is available under generic name of amiodarone by doctors order by prescription only. It is also available as pacerone, brand name. ...Read more

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Please suggest the best OTC medicine (s) for sinus symptoms management (esp. The headache) and can be used regularly.

Please suggest the best OTC medicine (s) for sinus symptoms management (esp. The headache) and can be used regularly.

OTC meds for Sunuses: Pseduephedrine (Sudafed) is the main decongestant sold OTC, but due to its potential for abuse, it is now stored behind the shelf and u need to ask for it. It can cause increased heart rate and insomnia.
u can use nasal sprays to decongest while avoiding the insomnia caused by oral decongestants. Anti allergy meds
can be used if they are adding to the congestion otherwise u can skip these ...Read more

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Took statin drugs 9 years side effects made me stop the drug will the 9 years I was on statins be a credit when I get into my 70s and 80's?

Took statin drugs 9 years side effects made me stop the drug will the 9 years I was on statins be a credit when I get into my 70s and 80's?

Cholesterol karma: Lets start by saying statins simply control a risk factor (hypercholesterolemia). There is no evidence that they extend your life. The more important question would be, what are your current risk factors? Are you eating right? Exercising? What's your bmi. What's your blood pressure? What's your cholesterol now? Talk to your doc. They can assess your risks and set you on the right course if action. ...Read more

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My sister committed suicide from a drug/alcohol overdose. I know it depends on the drug (s) & amount of alcohol. Would this been a painful death?

My sister committed suicide from a drug/alcohol overdose. I know it depends on the drug (s) & amount of alcohol. Would this been a painful death?

Usually not: People who have witnessed such deaths describe them as peaceful. I'm very sorry about your sister and whatever it was that caused her to decide life wasn't worth living. Our minds play tricks on us, and each of us has times when we are not ourselves. I hope you'll cherish the memories that you had together, and live your own life richly and well. ...Read more

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