Travel Sickness Treatment

Travel sickness, or motion sickness, is a common condition that causes symptoms like nausea, dizziness, and vomiting during travel. At Click2Pharmacy, our online travel sickness clinic offers a range of treatments for travel sickness, including tablets and patches.

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Travel Sickness Treatment

Travel Sickness Treatment


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Travel Sickness Treatment


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Travel Sickness Treatment


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What is Travel Sickness?

Travel sickness, or motion sickness, is a condition that occurs from a mismatch in the signals the brain receives from the inner ear, eyes, and body. When you’re moving, your inner ear (which controls balance) and your eyes send different information to your brain about the movement. For example, if you’re reading in a moving car, your eyes are focused on something stationary while your inner ear senses motion. This confusion can cause discomfort. It’s common in various forms of travel, such as driving in a car, flying in a plane, or sailing on a boat. While it doesn’t pose a severe health threat, it can make journeys less enjoyable.

What are the Symptoms of Travel Sickness?

The symptoms of travel sickness include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Sweating
  • Feeling unwell
  • Headache
  • Increased saliva

These symptoms can start suddenly and become more intense with continuous motion.

What helps Travel Sickness?

To manage motion sickness, consider these tips:

  1. Look at the Horizon: Focus on distant objects rather than reading or looking at something inside the vehicle.
  2. Get Fresh Air: Open a window or go outside for fresh air.
  3. Sit in the Front Seat: In a car, sitting in the front seat reduces motion sensation. On a boat, stay in the middle where there’s less movement.
  4. Limit Food and Drinks: Before and during travel, avoid heavy, spicy, or fatty foods. Eat light and stay hydrated.
  5. Rest and Close Your Eyes: This can help reduce the sensation of motion.
  6. Ginger and Peppermint: Some find ginger and peppermint (in forms like candy, tea, or tablets) helpful when you feel nauseous 
  7. Medication: Over-the-counter or prescription travel sickness medications can prevent or treat symptoms. Always check with a GP or pharmacist for recommendations suitable for you.
  8. Acupressure Bands: Wearing these can help some people by applying pressure to specific points on the wrist.

Each person may find different methods effective, so it might take some experimentation to find what works best for you.

Medication for Travel Sickness

Over-the-counter Treatment for Travel Sickness

Over-the-counter (OTC) options are widely available for managing travel sickness. They include:

  • Antihistamines: These are the most common OTC medications for travel sickness. They can prevent symptoms if taken before travel. Tablets like Cinnarizine (Stugeron Tablets) work by blocking the histamine receptors in the brain, which are involved in the control of nausea and vomiting. They may cause drowsiness, so it’s important to refrain from driving or operating heavy machinery after taking them.
  • Ginger Supplements: Available in capsules, these are a natural option that some people find effective for easing nausea.

Always read the label for dosing instructions and possible side effects. If you need help determining which option is best for you, ask a GP or pharmacist.

Prescription Treatment for Travel Sickness

For those who don’t find relief with OTC treatments, prescription medicines are available to treat motion sickness:

  • Scopolamine Patch: Travel sickness patches are placed behind your ear a few hours before travel. It releases medication slowly to prevent nausea and vomiting for up to three days.
  • Stronger Antihistamines: Some prescription antihistamines might be recommended if OTC options aren’t effective.
  • Anti-nausea Medications: In some cases, medications specifically designed to prevent vomiting (antiemetics) might be prescribed.

It’s essential to consult with a GP or pharmacist to determine the most suitable medication for your needs, especially if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, have underlying health conditions, or are taking other medications.

Travel Sickness Treatment FAQs

Travel sickness duration varies. Symptoms can last from a few minutes to several hours and usually stop once the motion causing the sickness ends. However, some people might feel unwell a few hours after the journey.

Ginger ale or ginger tea can help with motion sickness because ginger is known to ease nausea. Staying hydrated with water is also beneficial, but it’s best to avoid alcohol or too much caffeine, which can make symptoms worse.

It’s uncommon for motion sickness to last several days. Typically, symptoms stop shortly after the motion stops. If you experience symptoms for days, consult a GP or pharmacist, as it might be something other than motion sickness.

Factors that can intensify travel sickness include being in enclosed spaces with limited fresh air, experiencing strong smells, sitting in a way that doesn’t allow you to see out of the vehicle, eating rich or large meals before or during travel, and feeling worried or anxious about getting sick. Activities like playing games or using your phone without looking at your surroundings can also contribute.

Travel sickness tablets typically work by blocking the signals in the brain that trigger nausea and vomiting. Some tablets act on the inner ear’s nerve pathways to reduce motion sensation. There are different types, including antihistamines and anticholinergics, each working in specific ways to prevent or reduce symptoms of motion sickness.

Some travel sickness tablets may be safe during pregnancy, but consult a GP or pharmacist before taking any medication while pregnant. They can recommend the safest options based on your pregnancy stage and health.

Yes, some travel sickness tablets, especially antihistamines, can make you sleepy as a side effect. It’s important to be aware of this, especially if you plan to drive or operate machinery. Non-drowsy options are available, so consult a GP or pharmacist for advice on what might work best for you.

Anyone can feel motion sick, but it’s more common in children aged 2 to 12 years, pregnant women, and people who suffer from migraines. Some people have a natural predisposition to motion sickness, while others may experience it under certain conditions or types of movement. Genetics, overall health, and previous experiences with motion sickness can influence susceptibility.

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