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What causes sea sickness or car sickness?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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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 you use sea bands for motion sickness during travel?

Can you use sea bands for motion sickness during travel?

Yes: A couple of my friends who are physicians have used them and found them helpful. You can try sea-bands, acupressure, and ginger or peppermint tea. ...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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Colorado got altitude sickness blood presure 187 /150 body pain vibrating nausea hospital home now body still panicing tingling nauseous ?

 Colorado got altitude sickness blood presure 187 /150 body  pain vibrating  nausea hospital   home now body still panicing tingling nauseous ?

Oxygen therapy: If symptoms persists, you should return to the hospital. Altitude sickness can be severe and cause the pressure in the brain to go up (intracranial hypertension), with nausea, vomitting, anxiety, blurred vision, headaches. It is best to monitor blood pressure and oxygen level regularly, particularly if you have medical problems, such as cardiovascular disease. Oxygen or acetozolamide may help ...Read more

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Getting over fear of crowds for airline travel in india.?

Getting over fear of crowds for airline travel in india.?

Confront your fears: Look for cognitive-behavioral therapy for agoraphobia. You will master techniques for relaxation, cognitive restructuring of dysfunctional thoughts and gradual exposure to situations which provoke anxiety and discomfort. Treatment will help you recover your sense of control and improve your confidence in coping when you find yourself in crowded places or on planes. ...Read more

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Why sea sickness happens and if we spend some time in the sea will the sea sickness go away?

Why sea sickness happens and  if we spend some time in the sea will the sea sickness go away?

Family practice : Sea sickness is motion sickness out in sea. It is cause by inner ear sensitivity. If you are prone to get it it usually gets worse not better out in sea. Some get really sick. ...Read more

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Are there any risks while pregnant to swim in chlorine pool, lakes, creeks, ocean, etc?

Are there any risks while pregnant to swim in chlorine pool, lakes, creeks, ocean, etc?

Yes: I agree that swimming is wonderful exercise for pregnant swimmers. However, our world's water is not as clean as it once was. Here is a site with lots of information about recreational use, risks, hygienic issues, safety of pools, lakes, rivers, oceans, etc: http://www.Cdc.Gov/healthywater/swimming/index.Html also heed local health department alerts about toxins, infections, outbreaks of illness. ...Read more

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What is sea sickness?

What is sea sickness?

Balance confusion: Your sense of balance depends on your vision, your inner ear, and sensation in your feet. Sea sickness is caused when the brain gets conflicting signals from the eye and the inner ear. It eventually adjusts ("getting your sea legs"), but you can then have similar symptoms once back on dry land! your doctor can help you manage these symptoms. ...Read more

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Prevention from altitude sickness?

Prevention from altitude sickness?

Diamox (acetazolamide): There is a prescription medication called Diamox (acetazolamide) that can help acclimatize you more quickly if you don't have time to gradually reach the altitude you are aiming for. ...Read more

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Any tips for climbers about altitude sickness?

Any tips for  climbers about altitude sickness?

Tips for climbing: Climb the mountain gradually, stop for a day or two for every 2, 000 feet above 8, 000 feet . Sleep at a lower altitude when possible. Recognize early symptoms. If you plan on quickly climbing to a high altitude, ask your doctor about a medication called acetazolamide (diamox). ...Read more

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What causes death in african sleeping sickness?

What causes death in african sleeping sickness?

Coma: The t. Brucei organisms can cross the blood-brain barrier leading to confusion, severe fatigue, sleep reversal, reduced coordination, coma & death. ...Read more

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Why does reading in the car cause motion sickness?

Why does reading in the car cause motion sickness?

Motion: Yoir brain is compensating for ye movement of the car as you strain to read so it is like being tossed on a vessel at sea. ...Read more

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Can head lice live in and/or spread via indoor swimming pool?

Can head lice live in and/or spread via indoor swimming pool?

Lice Don't Swim: Head lice live only on human beings. Can be spread quickly by using the hat, comb, or towel of infected person or by close contact. May crawl or fall onto clothing, bedding, towels, furniture, pool.Don't survive off body >24hr.Anyone can get lice despite frequent hairwashing. The nits (eggs) normally hatch into lice in about 1 week. Do not carry other diseases, no lasting health consequences. ...Read more

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I'd it safe to swim in chlorinated water pool during pregnancy ? And go to water parks staying in water for hours ? I'm 13 weeks pregnant

I'd it safe to swim in chlorinated water pool during pregnancy ? And go to water parks staying in water for hours ? I'm 13 weeks pregnant

Ok: Yes, it's ok. Don't do anything that would force water into the vagina, such as some of the higher slides. Also don't get overheated in a hot tub/pool - this can be like having a fever and is not particularly good for your baby. ...Read more

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Do cold baths in the sea improve sciatica pain?

Do cold baths in the sea improve sciatica pain?

Possible: It can make you feel the cold more than the sciatica in a way tricking your brain into believing the sciatica pain is gone. If that works, wonderful. Likely it will only last until you warm up at which point the pain may return. If you are not getting relief, I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist for other options. ...Read more

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Is it possible for travel sickness tablets to stop your antidepressants from working?

Is it possible for travel sickness tablets to stop your antidepressants from working?

Please let us: know the motion sickness medication and the specific antidepressant so we can check this for you. Re-ask with info. Thanks. ...Read more