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Sea Legs Travel 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
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
Morning sickness : Sometimes it could make it worse.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Sudden headache (worst of his life); shaking, jaw pain, sweaty palms (have stopped). In 3rd world country, flying to US in 5.5 hours on 16 hour flight?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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