Published on Sep 14, 2015 and last reviewed on Sep 19, 2018 - 1 min read
Motion sickness is an unpleasant combination of symptoms like dizziness, nausea, and vomiting that can happen from any kind of movement.
Motion sickness or kinetosis (also known as car sickness, sea sickness, air sickness) occurs when two motion messages to the brain conflict. One motion message comes from the inner ear that controls balance and another motion message is from the eyes. During this change in position caused by travel, these two motion messages conflict, thereby causing motion sickness. Most people who have experienced motion sickness in the past should ask a health care provider how to prevent another episode from occurring in the future.
Prior history of motion sickness causes stress and anxiety, which in turn, increases the risk of motion sickness.
Dizziness, nausea, and occasionally vomiting, fatigue and pallor (looking pale), non-vertiginous dizziness associated symptoms like headache, malaise (tiredness), cold diaphoresis (cold sweat) and flushing.
Tips to Prevent Motion Sickness
Favorable Position with Least Motion
Over the counter medication, Meclizine can be very effective. Medications such as Meclizine, Promethazine, and Cyclizine can be very helpful.
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Query: Hello doctor,I have a problem of acidity. It feels like a condition when a woman is going through morning sickness. I am 21 and single, but every morning I feel nausea and cannot eat anything until I throw up. Any slight stress, excitement, or sadness increases acidity that I am not able to eat anyt... Read Full >>
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The root cause for your acidity is stress and please concentrate on the causative factor of stress. If you come to know what is the causative factor, then try to plan how to face or avoid in a non-stressful way. If you are facing problems please consult your neurops... Read Full
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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern regarding your complaints. Do you have any pain in your eyes or developed any problem in vision in that duration? Is it associated with any redness? It would have been of help if you have sent a recent photograph of both of your eyes. Ke... Read Full
Query: Hi doctor, The patient is 9 years old. When he gets in a car, he will get hot flashes, shortness of breath, and vomit. His pediatrician says it is motion sickness, but we had traveled a lot before and had no issues. Even he likes amusement rides as well. He has complained of a spot on his head hurti... Read Full >>
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