Travelers by air very rarely suffer from motion sickness. Travelers susceptible to motion sickness should request a seat over the wings and/or a window seat. If necessary, medication may be taken to prevent motion sickness.
- Nausea, vomiting
- Sweating and increased salivation
- Malaise or generally feeling bad
Self Care Treatment:
- Boat: keep eyes fixed upon the horizon or land.
- Car: sit in the front seat and look out the window. Do not read or look down.
- Taking Ginger by mouth has been reported to assist in the improvement of motion sickness. 1-2 grams of Ginger may help decrease gastric motility and, therefore, decrease nausea.
- Antihistamines: such as Aller-Chlor, Dramamine, Benadryl or Antivert
- Anticholinergics: Scopolamine
- Antidopaminergics: Phenergan, Reglan (WARNING: can cause drowsiness or dyskinesias)
- Antiemetics: Zofran, Compazine