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All You Need to Know About Motion Sickness
Sickness or dizziness caused during travel.
It can be triggered by any form of travel through land, water, or air. 
- Generally self-treatable
- Short term: improves within a few days
It is caused when the brain receives different signals from different sensory organs, such as movement while on an airplane, which can be felt but canâ€™t be seen. The person finds it difficult to maintain balance and might want to vomit.
The symptoms might seem much bizarre during the initial encounter, but later the person realizes that heâ€™s prone to it and the symptoms gradually go away.
Person might experience:
- Ache in the head with dizziness
- Nausea and vomit
- Loss of appetite with increased saliva production
- Affected breathing: shallow
- Affected skin-color: pale
- Difficulty in maintaining balance
Self-care: Relax by taking deep breaths or finding something to focus on, like a stable object. Avoid reading or facing backwards while sitting on a vehicle. Open a vent for fresh air, if on a vessel. Avoid alcohol before or during travel.
Medications: An OTC antihistamine may help with balance; several doses required. Prescription medicines might be applied, a patch 4 hours earlier near ear. Other medicines for motion sickness include side effects and should be taken only on recommendation.
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