Motion Sickness

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How can vomiting during travel controlled in a child?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter's age is 05 years 05 months 24 days. Her height is 41 inch and the weight is 19 kg. She vomits when she travels by car. Tomorrow we will start our travel by car and my assumption is she will start vomit. Earlier we gave her Ondem syrup. But it did not work. So, we request ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Radheshyam Gupta

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Pediatric Allergy Asthma Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your daughter has motion sickness. It usually occurs in bus or car. You can give tablet Avomime ½ tablet 30 minutes before the start of the journey. Also, make her sit near the window. Also, good ventilation with fresh air lessens the vomiting sensation. Do not give too ...  Read Full »

My son throws up once in two days. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 3 years old. His weight is 15 kg. He frequently throws up like once in two days or more. He often complains of a tummy ache and asks for water. Sometimes, water helps but at times it does not and he vomits after that. He is active and fine otherwise. Also, while traveling, say ...  Read Full »


Dr. Simy Mathew

Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sometimes, overeating can cause episodes of vomiting like once in two days. Or it can be just some indigestion with food. Try noticing what food he develops reactions like that to. And, most likely he has motion sickness. Most kids have such symptoms on traveling lo...  Read Full »

My son feels vomiting during car travel. How to deal this?

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 »


Dr. Sirisha

Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Like your doctor said it could be motion sickness, which happens with closed vehicles like cars. If your child has asthma or ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder), then it could be like he feels suffocate within the closed spaces. It could be habitual also. S...  Read Full »

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