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Travel Sickness Medication
I have a metallic taste and feel like I have travel sickness all day :-( been like this for about 5 days?
My 15 month old is sick if I go out in the car within 2 hours of her breakfast. It's just mornings and never sick at home.is it just travel sickness?
It may be: If she wakes up with congestion, she may have a lot of mucous in her stomach. That may not go well with milk first thing in the morning. You may try giving her light foods (dry cereal, toast) and clear fluids first to see if that stays down. The other possible concern is if it is anxiety related- is she on the way to day care? See your doctor and make sure it is not something physical first. ...Read more
Kwells (lindane) active ingred: Int is scopolamine, commonly prescribed in the united kingdom for motion sickness. For adults, a 300 µg tablet is swallowed. For children ages 4 to 10, a 150 mg tablet is sucked, chewed, or swallowed. Drugs.com states that people affected with Down syndrome may have an abnormal increase in pupillary dilation and acceleration of heart rate. Tthere a long list of other medical conditions in which this medication should be avoided. ...Read more
To get to my new college it takes 2 buses. I get severe travel sickness - what can I do? 2 years I will need to take bus. Long term treatment?
See a doctor: The reason for such severe motion sickness should be looked into. If necessary, medication to diminish the nausea is available, but this may make you quite sleepy and interfere with classroom learning. Consult with your doctor or student health or with an ENT doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter suffers from severe travel sickness . Has just used serc and stemital separately on 27 hour plane trip with no effect ...Still vomiting ...What is strongest or most effect meds she can take when travelling home ?
Varies among people: A primary care doctor, a neurologist, and an ENT specialist may be able to devise a plan of using one or two meds in different doses to find the best response for an individual patient. It would take some time to test the meds and doses (so wouldn't help as much for a one-time trip). If frequent travel is needed, a patient may be able to train herself do better, but training would also take time. ...Read more
My 2 year old son suffers terrible travel sickness, the doctor has prescribed 1/2 a tab of kwells (lindane) kids. But they are for 4 yr olds! will he be ok?
Scopolamine for: Children? That's scary. Called "the devil's breath" in colombia, from the borrachero tree, "borracho" means "drunk" in spanish", with potential side effects of hallucinations, dizziness, rapid pulse, ; more, scopolamine is not a medication whose safety ; efficacy have been proven in children. Have him look at the horizon, roll down the window a bit ; don't let him "read" or play video games. ...Read more
Vitamin B6 : Vitamin B6 capsules once or twice a day can help relieve nausea. Also try chewing crystallized ginger or ginger capsules 3 times a day. Doxylamine is an over-the-counter sleep aid that can help morning sickness, take it at nighttime first as it will make you drowsy, but it can be taken every 6 hours. There are also prescription meds that your doctor can give you for severe nausea. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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Nausea?: It sounds like you suffer from nausea. Is this correct? First its important to find out why you suffer from this. I assume that its motion sickness. Ginger has been known to help feeling nauseated. You could try sucking on ginger hard candy. There's also some behavioral adjustments that could help as well. If we could get more details on your condition. I think we could help you more. ...Read more
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