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Treatment For Carsickness
Love indian culture and yoga. Can I ask an indian doctor at a us hospital to use some treatments from there to heal me of carsickness?
No: Please disregard the previous message. Nausea is a normal reaction to some types of motion. Some people are more prone to it than others. Medications like Meclizine or scopolamine can be helpful. If "motion sickness" occurs at rest, that is not normal. It signifies an imbalance in the inertial guidance systems in your inner ears. If so, you should see a hearing and balance specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevention can help: If motion sickness is a frequent problem, then it is reasonable to try to prevent onset of symptoms. Over the counter antihistamines taken 30 min prior to travel can help. Transdermal scopolamine applied 4 hours before travel can also help. Once symptoms start then little can be done. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Various ways: Childhood carsickness is associated with migraine, and some migraines preventatives may help this, if you have headaches. Motion sickness could be due to inner ear sensitivity, such as endolymphatic fistula. Perhaps, ENT could evaluate sinuses and inner ear. Otc preps such as meclizine, dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) and even ginger root 1000 mg may help. Some bracelets for seasickness are available. ...Read more
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