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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?
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Dr. J. Patrick Tokarz
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. J. Patrick Tokarz
Dr. J. Patrick Tokarz
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Kinetosis
Motion sickness occurs when there is a disagreement between visually perceived movement and the vestibular system's (ear's) sense of movement.
By looking down, your eyes can't detect the car's movement, but your ear's sense of balance can, causing the disagreement and the sick feeling.

In brief: Kinetosis
Motion sickness occurs when there is a disagreement between visually perceived movement and the vestibular system's (ear's) sense of movement.
By looking down, your eyes can't detect the car's movement, but your ear's sense of balance can, causing the disagreement and the sick feeling.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Cynthia Point
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Car sickness
The body feels movement, and the eyes confirm the movement.
When there is a mismatch, the body feels movement, but the eyes don't see it because you are looking down, it triggers a primitive reflex and makes you feel sick the best way to avoid this is not to read in the car..

In brief: Car sickness
The body feels movement, and the eyes confirm the movement.
When there is a mismatch, the body feels movement, but the eyes don't see it because you are looking down, it triggers a primitive reflex and makes you feel sick the best way to avoid this is not to read in the car..
Dr. Cynthia Point
Dr. Cynthia Point
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