Travel sickness affects mostly children. It can be dealt with and be prevented by using medicine and simple techniques.
- It is a problem between what your eyes are seeing and balance contolled by your inner ear.
- Other causes include
- Rolling around in the stomach and internal organs,
- Alcohol abuse, tobacco,
- Tiredness and cold,
- Bad smells.
- Decrease of mental and physical capacity
- Feeling faint and poor balance,
- Paleness, cold and or hot sweats
- Sweating and hyper-salivation,
- Food and bile regurgitation,
- Blood pressure and body temperature drops.
Prevention and treatment
- Reduce your movements for example - on a boat or plane, choose seats in the middle where movements are weaker
- Do not travel on an empty stomach. Have a light meal, avoiding alcohol, fat and dairy products.
- Drink small quantities of water, soda or fruit juice,
- Avoid strong smells: fish, meat, tobacco, fuel...
- Do not focus on the discomfort, look out at the landscape, think of something else...
- Avoid being too hot or cold ,
- If travelling in the car stop every hour,
- Make sure the surrounding sound level is soft and relaxing,
- Avoid reading or watching television , look straight ahead above the horizon or the car in front.
- Suck on a lemon sweet or liquorice to help avoid gastric reflux and vomiting,
- Antihistamines are recommended, but can cause drowsiness.
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