Travel sick - what to do?

Who does not know, the dull feeling in the stomach with curvy car and bus rides or turbulences in the plane. It manifests itself through dizziness, nausea or even vomiting. Many who travel by car, bus, plane or boat suffer from motion sickness.

What is the reason?

Reason is the effect of different acceleration forces, which do not correspond to the optical perception. The human brain can not coordinate the different stimulus signals of the eye and the organ of equilibrium.

Tips for prevention:

  • Always look in the direction of travel, while fixing a point
  • While driving do not read, no road maps
  • Relaxation: The greater the inner restlessness, the faster the travel sickness can begin. Try to stay as relaxed as possible. In appropriate courses, you can learn various relaxation techniques that can help you in this case.
  • Clothing: The clothing should be comfortable and should not be constricted.
  • Diet: Since an empty stomach is much more susceptible to travel sickness, you should not start your journey on an empty stomach. It is better to have a small, light meal that is not heavy in the stomach.
  • Sleep: Go for a great ride rested. If you are tired before you travel, you can travel more quickly.

Help from the pharmacy

Your pharmacy will provide you with medicines to help you prevent travel sickness.

  • Antihistamines: These agents help against allergies and also work in case of travel sickness. There is no prescription. Dimenhydrinate supplements are very helpful, but should be taken half an hour before the start of the trip. Their effect lasts 3-6 hours. Attention: these antihistamines can make you tired, so motorists should abstain from it.
  • Ginger - Capsules: The extract of ginger also works when traveling sickness. This does not make you tired, unlike the antihistamines.
  • Scopolamine: patches containing the active ingredient scopolamine are particularly suitable for trips that last several days. They must be prescribed by the doctor.

General information about the first-aid kit

  • Take enough of the medication you need to keep in continuous use.
  • Always take your first-aid kit and medicines in your hand luggage!
  • Store the first-aid kit as coolly as possible and avoid direct sunlight.
  • Always keep medication safe for children.
  • Check the first aid kit for expired medicines before you travel.
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