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Following Measures can help Prevention or treat motion sickness:

  • Optimizing position to reduce motion or motion perception—Selecting seats where swinging or rotatory type of motion is the least. For example-

o In a boat, lower deck and midship cabins are recommended.

o In a car, the front seat is recommended.

o In a plane, a seat over the front edge of the wing is recommended

o In a train, forward facing seats are recommended.

o In a bus, the Middle seats are better than on front or back.

Reducing sensory input—

o Lying prone or recline to maximum

o Standing

o Use of Head rest to stabilize head movements

o Shutting eyes or Sleeping

o Looking at the horizon or a stationary object

o Avoidance of reading or looking at a screen while in a moving environment

  • Maintaining hydration by drinking water, eating small meals frequently, and limiting alcoholic and caffeinated beverages.
  • Adding distractions—Listening to music, or using aromatherapy scents such as mint or lavender. Flavored lozenges may also help.

Posted On: 15/08/2019

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