Motion Sickness: Know All About It

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Motion sickness is an uncomfortable condition that a person experiences when traveling in a vehicle, such as a car, bus, train, boat, or airplane. Children aged 5-12 years, pregnant women, and older people often experience Travel sickness.

Motion Sickness: Know All About It
Motion Sickness: Know All About It

Symptoms Of Travel Motion sickness

Travel sickness is not a dangerous condition, but it can cause nausea and vomiting. Besides, travel sickness can also make sufferers experience dizziness, pale face, increased production of saliva, discomfort in the abdomen, weakness, cold sweat, and loss of balance.

Causes Of Motion sickness

Motion sickness occurs due to the inability of the brain to properly accept the mixed signals from several members of the body. During a trip, the eye can look in a different direction than the muscles and joints feel. Plus, the inner ear filled with fluid to regulate body balance, will feel a shake when the vehicle is speeding. The brain receives all These three signals but is unable to process these different signals properly. It makes the brain work into chaos, and travel sickness complaints arise.

Motion Sickness: Know All About It
Motion Sickness: Know All About It

The Following Factors Can Increase The Risk Of Travel Sickness:

  • Play a gadget or read a book in a vehicle.
  • Lack of rest.
  • Hormonal changes due to certain conditions, such as menstruation, pregnancy, or using birth control pills.
  • Suffer from disorders of body balance, such as migraines.

Travel Sickness Treatment

Travel sickness is not a severe condition and is sufficient to be treated with anti-motion sickness drugs. People can consume this drug before symptoms appear or when symptoms appear, but the most recommended time is 1-2 hours before traveling. Antihistamine drugs, such as dimenhydrinate, are examples of travel sickness drugs that can be purchased without a doctor’s prescription. Although effective, anti-motion medications can cause side effects such as drowsiness. Therefore, people who are driving a vehicle must avoid taking this drug. Besides, there is another option, anti-motion sickness patches. See our recommendation.  

Anti-Motion Sickness Patch

This anti-motion sickness patch used in the prevention of movement vomiting or travel sickness (nausea, vomiting, giddiness, and other uncomfortable symptoms caused by traveling). It is made with natural ingredients like safflower, tall gastrodia tuber, pinellia tuber, Dahurian angelica root, and many more. The patch is applied behind the ear, in an area devoid of hair, at least 10 minutes before starting the journey and avoid using it on broken and allergic skin. After applying the patch, it is essential to wash and dry your hands thoroughly to prevent traces of the product from coming into contact with the eyes. This patch is not safe for pregnant women and kids under four years old.

Motion Sickness: Know All About It
Motion Sickness: Know All About It

Travel Sickness Prevention

The following are some tips for preventing motion sickness:

  • Avoid consuming dense food before the trip. Choose snacks.
  • Choose a sitting position that makes the eyes freely look straight in the direction of the road or a minimal sitting position shocks. For example, sitting next to a driver when traveling by car, or sitting in a chair next to a wing if you are on an airplane, and taking a position on the deck when boarding a ship.
  • Get enough rest before you start traveling.
  • When you feel unwell, dizzy, or nauseous, try to lay down immediately and close your eyes until the symptoms subside.
  • If you feel thirsty on the way, consume water or fresh drinks, such as orange juice. Avoid consuming alcoholic beverages.
  • Avoid reading books or staring at the gadget screen while the vehicle is moving.
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