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What is the best way to prevent sea sickness?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many options

Staying on dry land is effective but not much fun.
A scopolamine patch (transderm-scop), applied several hours before you start your trip, is effective. Wash your hands after applying. You may not be able to read while wearing it. For short trips, over-the-counter Meclizine works well. Some people swear by candied ginger or wrist bands. If you feel sick, get fresh air and look at the horizon.

In brief: Many options

Staying on dry land is effective but not much fun.
A scopolamine patch (transderm-scop), applied several hours before you start your trip, is effective. Wash your hands after applying. You may not be able to read while wearing it. For short trips, over-the-counter Meclizine works well. Some people swear by candied ginger or wrist bands. If you feel sick, get fresh air and look at the horizon.
Dr. Joel Gallant
Dr. Joel Gallant
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Agree w Dr. Gallant

Ginger can be very effective.
Auricular (ear) acupuncture with asp (acupuncture semi-permanent) needles that remain in place for up to 7 days can be quite superior to prevent sea / motion sickness. Take care.

In brief: Agree w Dr. Gallant

Ginger can be very effective.
Auricular (ear) acupuncture with asp (acupuncture semi-permanent) needles that remain in place for up to 7 days can be quite superior to prevent sea / motion sickness. Take care.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Thank
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