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Doctor insights on: Why Do I Get Car Sick Lately

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Why do I get car sick when I am a passenger?

Why do I get car sick when I am a passenger?

Not controlling car: The passenger is not controlling the car, so her brain doesn't know which way the car is going to move prior to the actual movement. Her brain must react to constantly changing motion. The driver, however, already knows which way the car is going to move (because she is causing the movement with the steering wheel, brake pedal, gas pedal, and clutch), so the driver's brain doesn't get car sick. ...Read more

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Why do I get car sick (i never did pre drivers license) and anything other than meds fix it? Thank you for your time!

Why do I get car sick (i never did pre drivers license) and anything other than meds fix it? Thank you for your time!

Tough Q: Without a lot of history issues of course are hard to assess — if it si recent change or getting worse, it woudl be wise to rule out a medical cause — possibly consulting with and ENT to rule out vestibular system problems. If you had a recent near miss or accident / trauma it could be anxiety related. The fix may depend on if it is medical or psychological. ...Read more

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I'm going on a 9-hour trip, and I get car sick very easily, is there anything I can do for this?

I'm going on a 9-hour trip, and I get car sick very easily, is there anything I can do for this?

Ginger or dramamine (dimenhydrinate): Ginger or ginger ale works well to cut down on motion sickness. Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) works well to combat motion sickness. You must start taking it the day before to be most effective. Try not to look at books, phones, or try to read in a bumpy car this will only make things worse. ...Read more

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I'm 6 days late on my period, I have slight pain in ovaries, cramps and some motion sickness. I get car sick at times. Am I pregnant?

I'm 6 days late on my period, I have slight pain in ovaries, cramps and some motion sickness. I get car sick at times.  Am I pregnant?

Maybe. Can test.: Can do a home pregnancy test. A urine test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or about 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have your AC on in your car full blast and then get off to 108 degrees f? Can you get sick changing your body temperature so rapidly?

Is it bad to have your AC on in your car full blast and then get off to 108 degrees f?  Can you get sick changing your body temperature so rapidly?

Not really: This appears to be similar to hot and cold showers, which are very healthy. It increases and decreases your arterial diameter. It may actually be good for you. But I am not aware of any study that has looked at that. You may find something on google scholar.

With any underlying disease, such as high blood pressure, you must check with your doc! ...Read more

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Ttc bloated, get car sick feeling in car not normal. 8 days late neg test what's going on? Last period was 8may pos LH on 22may confused!

Ttc bloated, get car sick feeling in car not normal. 8 days late neg test what's going on? Last period was 8may pos LH on 22may confused!

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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I do not get car sick when reading from my tablet but does it weaken my eye vision or cause nearsightedness, should I be concerned?

I do not get car sick when reading from my tablet but does it weaken my eye vision or cause nearsightedness, should I be concerned?

Tablet use: Using your eyes does not weaken them. This is a common miss perception that may people have. It may cause eyestrain but even eyestrain will not permanent change or damage your eyes. ...Read more

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Feeling sick after mcdonalds sat in car for an hour?

Feeling sick after mcdonalds sat in car for an hour?

Food-borne illness: It is hard to know why you are feeling sick. You don't mention your specific symptoms. Do you feel tired, nauseous? Are you having vomiting, diarrhea or fevers? It could be related to food that sat out for too long or was handled improperly but it is difficult to know without more details. ...Read more

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How can I prevent getting car-sick for my honeymoon?

How can I prevent getting car-sick for my honeymoon?

May be diet: Sounds strange? Car sickness is due to overactivity of the lower part of the brain and it is commonly disturbed by empty calories. If this applies to you shape up your diet. It may be as simple as that. Google my blog entitled "oxygen, the spark of life" and see the post entitled "sweet and dangerous". ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to prevent getting car sick?

What's the most effective way to prevent getting car sick?

It's a "head game": Perhaps if you could find software that simulates driving in a car and practice with that until you become adjusted to riding in a car. ...Read more

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I get headaches when I get in a car. What can be done to avoid this?

I get headaches when I get in a car. What can be done to avoid this?

Motion sickness: This is a common problem for those with migraine. I suggest you ride in the front seat, where up and down movements of the car are less than back seat. Pretreatment with medications such as dramamine (dimenhydrinate) or bonine are expected to help. Drive with your window open to get some fresh air. ...Read more

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How easily spread are fleas? Do they jump on people and get carried into cars and houses?

How easily spread are fleas?  Do they jump on people and get carried into cars and houses?

They spread easily.: Fleas have 3 pairs of legs & a powerful & rapid jump. They can be easily be carried on your person or on your clothing from one area to another. ...Read more

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I get an erection everytime and every day while travelling in the car. How can I control this?

I get an erection everytime and every day while travelling in the car. How can I control this?

You can't: Just wait until you're older and you're upset that it's difficult to get an erection -- and you'll look back longingly at these days. ...Read more

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If smoking in a car with a child in the front next to you can you makd them ill and a risk of them dying?

If smoking in a car with a child in the front next to you can you makd them ill and a risk of them dying?

Yes and No: Smoking in a car, next to a child, can make a child ill in several ways: eye irritant/allergic symptoms, nose irritant/allergic symptoms, ear infections, middle ear fluid (temporarily dulls hearing), throat irritation/pain, lung asthma (decreases exercise abilities and prolongs colds and flus), etc... The risk of the child dying from second hand smoke is small, but why take any risk at all? ...Read more

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When on a car ride, if I look down to read or look at pics I start feeling very sick (n/v) why does that happen?

When on a car ride, if I look down to read or look at pics I start feeling very sick (n/v) why does that happen?

Motion sickness: The difference between what you see and what your body feels as movement can over stimulate your balance systew and make you feel nauseous. Look of into the distance to settle down. If this doesn't help, see your primary provider for further evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why do I often (almost always) get static when I touch someone / stuffs made from plastic /cars etc? I live in hot and humid area.

Static electricity: Is worse in areas of high humidity, cold or low altitude (e.g. below sea level). The reason has to do with the pressure i.e. how fast the particles are moving -- and attractive charges between particles in the air. ...Read more

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For the last year or so I get very nauseous when swinging and when riding in a car. Why is this? Why a change? So I be concerned?

For the last year or so I get very nauseous when swinging and when riding in a car. Why is this?  Why a change? So I be concerned?

Nausea Sensation is: Perceived within brain stem (not the body) & triggered by fear, feelings of insecurity (in dreaming level of mind), commonly from issues for which we avoid conscious awareness & choose to focus on other possible reasons/causes. All the available nausea medications work within the brain stem, within the "nausea center"; the "area postrema" of the medulla of the brain. Understanding is limited. ...Read more

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Had anxiety my whole life. I even got car sick. No that I had a health concern I am full of anxiety a body is showing weird pains and symptoms?

Had anxiety my whole life. I even got car sick. No that I had a health concern I am full of anxiety a body is showing weird pains and symptoms?

Understand Anxiety: Anxiety is built in at the factory for many individuals. They are anxious as children, teens, young adults and in old age. How you deal with anxiety is learned, for the most part. If you have learned to deal with anxiety constructively, it may not rule you but just motivate you to do a good job. If your anxiety is producing symptoms, first recognize it is just anxiety, then seek help. ...Read more

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Can you get xarbon monxide posiong from sitting in a csr that's turned on for a while? My friends broke down so we came to sit here nd wait in the car

Can you get xarbon monxide posiong from sitting in a csr that's turned on for a while? My friends broke down so we came to sit here nd wait in the car

Yes: Yes it is possible if there is not good ventilation. Make sure you are not in an enclosed area and that there is good ventilation or just turn the car off. ...Read more

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How do I get my meds refilled if I'm unable to get to my appt 45 mins away with no car and a 4-year old in the winter which is when I have all my pain?

How do I get my meds refilled if I'm unable to get to my appt 45 mins away with no car and a 4-year old in the winter which is when I have all my pain?

Med refills: Ask your doctor for 90 day supply on the prescriptions and find out if your insurance or your pharmacy offer mail order service. This way the medication can be sent directly to your house and you will have medication for three months at a time on your regular medications. Hope this helps ...Read more

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I tend to feel sick when moving in a car. Why is this?

Motion sickness: This mayo clinic article will provide you with great recommendations about how to reduce motion sickness: http://www.Mayoclinic. Com/health/first-aid-motion-sickness/hq01099. ...Read more

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Finger get hit by car door. What to do?

Finger get hit by car door. What to do?

Maybe nothing: If it is mild bruising/contusion, just keep it elavated; otc motrin/aleve may help with pain etc... If you can't move/bend it or if pain is severe, you may have a fracture. Check with your doc for possible xray---a finger splint maybe needed if fracture is found. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get sunburn through car windows?

Is it possible to get sunburn through car windows?

UV,Car Windows &Skin: Ultraviolet has 2 major classifications of wavelengths: Ultraviolet A and B. UV B causes burns basal cell and squamous skin cancer and is blocked by glass. However, UV A passed through and causes tanning, premature aging/wrinkling of the skin and increases the risk of developing Melanoma. Bottom line: use sunscreen whether car windows are up or not. ...Read more