The following tips may help you avoid
motion sickness when you travel:
When you fly, request a seat near the wings.
When you travel on a ship, try to book a cabin near the middle of the vessel
and near the waterline. Move your head as little as possible. Try
to keep your head still by resting it on a headrest. Head movement can increase
motion sickness. When you're on a boat, try to get fresh air. When
you're on the deck, look at a fixed point on the horizon. When you
travel by car, avoid reading or watching TV or videos. Avoid
drinking alcohol or eating a heavy meal before travel. Do not eat
or drink during short trips. During an extended flight, eat small
meals of foods that are easy to digest before and during a flight to help
reduce nausea and vomiting. Try to avoid strong odors and spicy
If you do have symptoms of motion sickness, the following
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Eat a few dry soda crackers. Sip on
clear, carbonated drinks such as ginger ale. Get some fresh
air. Lie down or at least keep your head still.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 15, 2013
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