Summertime is approaching, and with the change in weather comes the opportunity for boat rides and road trips. If you're like the one in three Americans who is considered highly susceptible to motion sickness, you may be wondering if you can handle the up and downs of these types of activities.
Luckily, the pharmacist is in. We’ve asked Viral Shah, Director of Clinical Services here at Medly, to answer all of your most pressing motion sickness questions, from what it feels like to what treatment options might look like. Read below to find out out how you can make this summer your smoothest one yet.
Motion sickness is a common condition caused by any type of transportation. It is also called car sickness, seasickness or airsickness. Motion sickness is alleviated as soon as the motion stops.
Symptoms include nausea, dizziness and fatigue. People experience these symptoms in a moving car, boat or on an airplane. Symptom onset is sudden and planning ahead to avoid motion sickness is the best course of action. Some patients may experience these symptoms when watching movies or playing video games.
When travelling pick seats where you will feel least motion. In the car, drive or sit in the front passenger seat. In the train, sit in the forward facing seat near the front and next to a window and in the plane, ask for a seat over the front edge of a wing.