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Your next adventure shouldn't be hampered by travel sickness. The best treatment for you may be anti-sickness medicines or bands if you experience sickness when travelling.

what are the signs of travel sickness?

There are a few common signs of motion sickness, though it can affect everyone differently.

If you think you’re experiencing travel sickness you may:

  • Feel nauseous without being sick
  • Have cold sweats
  • Have pale skin
  • Experience dizziness
  • Have headaches
  • Be vomiting

what can cause motion sickness?

When your inner ear gives your brain conflicting information from what your eyes can really see, motion sickness occurs. As a result, experiencing motion that is sensed but not seen or seen but not felt can make you feel queasy.

Consequently, it can make you feel sick while you’re on a bumpy road or experiencing turbulence in the air. When you stare out the window, you may also have motion sickness since you are seated still but your eyes are seeing movement.

How to treat motion sickness

If you get sick when you travel, you can try taking medicine called travel sickness tablets. These tablets are available without a prescription and they contain a substance called promethazine teoclate that can help prevent nausea and vomiting. However, these tablets can make you feel sleepy, may interact with other medicines, and may not be suitable if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.

Another medicine that can help with travel sickness is cinnarizine, but this also has side effects and it’s best to speak to a healthcare professional before taking any medicine. You can also try motion sickness patches, which can only be obtained with a prescription from a doctor.

How do travel sickness bands work?

Travel sickness wristbands are a way to make you feel better if you are feeling sick and throwing up while traveling. They do not require medicine and use something called acupressure, which is pressing on a certain spot on your wrist. The wristbands come with a little plastic button that presses on the spot, and it stays there, which can help you feel better. These wristbands are helpful for some people who feel sick while traveling, and they can be used by children and pregnant women too. You can talk to our pharmacist to find out if these bands are a good option for you or your family.

How do you ease motion sickness yourself?

There are ways that you can help to ease travel sickness while you’re experiencing it or if you think you may feel unwell on a journey. It is said that root ginger, ginger tea and peppermint tea can be effective in settling the stomach when you feel sick.

It’s also advisable to avoid:

  • Heavy, spicy or rich meals
  • Drinking alcohol before you travel

 

Instead, stock up on plain snacks such as crackers, along with plenty of drinking water.

Many people get sick when they try to read, text or watch a movie while in a car. This can be helped by talking to other people or shutting your eyes and listening to music. It is also a good idea to take motion sickness medicine, use bands, or get fresh air by opening a window or taking breaks during long trips. To reduce the chances of getting sick, try sitting in the front seat or not looking out at other cars. If you are able to, driving the car can also help prevent sickness because your brain will be less confused about the movement of the car.

How do you stop travel sickness?

There are a few ways to minimise the symptoms of travel sickness, such as:

  • Anti-sickness tablets
  • Motion sickness bands
  • Ginger tea or tablets, which are said to settle the stomach
  • Opening a window for fresh air
  • Closing your eyes and taking deep breaths
  • Talking to others or listening to music
  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Avoid reading, watching films or using electronic devices
  • Trying not to look out at moving vehicles or objects
  • Breaking up long journeys for fresh air or a walk
  • Avoiding alcohol or heavy meals before travelling
  • Keeping motion to a minimum by siting at the front of a car
  • Avoiding theme park rides if they make you feel unwell
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