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ABOUT MOTION SICKNESS
Motion sickness, a common condition that affects millions of people, can put a damper on travel plans. It can occur during car, plane, train or boat travel (and even when watching a movie or playing video games).
It’s caused when the brain receives conflicting messages from the body's equilibrium senses. Your inner ear, vision and sensory nerves keep you balanced most of the time, but if one senses motion and another doesn’t, your brain gets a mixed message and motion sickness may set in. For example, if you are a passenger in a moving car, your inner ear may sense the motion while your eyes don’t see movement, and as a result, you may start to feel sick. Symptoms of motion sickness include nausea, vomiting and dizziness.
Anyone can get motion sickness, but children 2 to 12 years old, women and the elderly are affected the most.
For me, I tend to break out in a cold sweat and get dizzy. I rarely vomit but I know that it is motion sickness just the same.
HOW TO HANDLE MOTION SICKNESS
We take Dramamine before we even get on a ship or a plane or even a train now. I would rather head off an unpleasant motion sickness than try to deal with it once it happens.
Over-the-counter motion sickness medications such as Dramamine are most effective when taken as a preventative measure. However, taking Dramamine after motion sickness has already started can help lessen the severity of some of the symptoms. Passengers may be able to reduce the feeling of queasiness by sitting or lying down in an area that appears to move the least. Other ways to help ease motion sickness symptoms once they start is to consume fluids and get exposure to fresh air.
Have you ever experienced motion sickness? If so, how did you handle it?
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