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    Tips for dealing with motion sickness when traveling

    Motion sickness, sometimes referred to as sea sickness or car sickness, is a very common disturbance of the inner ear that is caused by repeated motion. Anyone can develop motion sickness, but people vary in their sensitivity to motion. Motion sickness most commonly affects children from 2 to 12 years old, pregnant women, and people who are prone to migraines. In addition to sea travel, motion sickness can develop from the movement of a car or from turbulence in an airplane..

    Tips for dealing with motion sickness when traveling
    Dealing with motion sickness when traveling isn’t easy. Motion sickness can affect many to your trip, especially for small children. How do we prevent it? Here are some of the tips for dealing with motion sickness when traveling.

    Before start travelling

    1. Don’t eat a large, greasy meal before you hit the road. Try to stick with something light such as crackers or applesauce or nothing at all if it is a short trip.

    2. Get into position: Try to choose a seat where you will experience the least motion. The middle of an airplane over the wing is the calmest area of an airplane. On a ship, those in lower level cabins near the center of a ship generally experience less motion than passengers in higher or outer cabins. Isolate yourself from others who may be suffering from motion sickness. Hearing others talk about motion sickness or seeing others becoming ill can sometimes make you feel ill yourself.

    On a train, don’t look out the window and don’t ride in the seats facing in the reverse direction of the train. Try giving children headphones to listen to music and have them sit in the middle seat if possible. On a plane, make sure to have an air vent turned on to keep cool. Pull down the window shade and avoid looking outside. Sit in an aisle seat for easy access to the restroom.

    Tips for dealing with motion sickness when traveling
    3. Some studies support using ginger as an effective preventive measure for motion sickness. At the very least, it can’t hurt. Take one to two grams of ginger half an hour before traveling to calm the stomach.

    So, try eating a ginger chew or ginger snap. Be sure to bring these along for the journey. (Side note: Our kids don’t love the taste of the ginger chews, so we give them something to drink with it: ginger candy).

    4. Consider using Sea-Bands. These bands rely on an acupressure bead to put pressure on the inside of the wrist, helping to reduce nausea brought on by motion sickness. 

    Tips for dealing with motion sickness when traveling
    5. Another option is the use of essential oils. Peppermint, ginger, and grapefruit essential oils can all help a queasy stomach.

    6.  When all else fails, medicate: If you experience severe motion sickness, go ahead and take over-the-counter medications such as Dramamine or Meclizine for it. These are most effective 30 to 60 minutes prior to when you think you’ll be sick, and can be sedating. If you’re a healthy adult with severe symptoms, you can talk to your health care provider about a scopolamine patch to cope with prolonged episodes of motion sickness.


    While Traveling in the car (Train)

    Tips for dealing with motion sickness when traveling
    1. Look out the front window so you are seeing things on the horizon.

    2. Try not to read while the car is moving, this can make motion sickness worse.

    3. Try to make sure they have a cold air vent blowing directly on them if possible.

    4. Engage children with activities such as: playing games, or listening to music and singing along.

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