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- What is motion sickness?
- Who is at risk for motion sickness?
- What are causes of motion sickness?
- What are the signs and symptoms of motion sickness?
- When should I call a doctor for motion sickness?
- How is motion sickness diagnosed?
- What is the treatment for motion sickness?
- Home remedies for motion sickness
- OTC and prescription medication for motion sickness
- Can motion sickness be prevented?
Quick GuideBalance Disorders: Vertigo, Motion Sickness, Labyrinthitis, and More
What are the signs and symptoms of motion sickness?
The signs and symptoms of motion sickness usually begin with a feeling of uneasiness followed by cold sweats and dizziness. Some people may exhibit pale skin and increased saliva production along with headache and fatigue. Nausea and vomiting usually occur after these initial symptoms.
When should I call a doctor for motion sickness?
In most cases, a doctor doesn't need to be called for motion sickness unless the person starts to develop dehydration from persistent and intractable vomiting. In most people, once the motion has stopped, the symptoms slowly decrease and then disappear.
How is motion sickness diagnosed?
In general, motion sickness is diagnosed by the patient's history and physical examination. The individual's description of symptoms and the context in which they occur is most often sufficient to make the diagnosis. Laboratory testing is not generally required.
What is the treatment for motion sickness?
Treatment for motion sickness can consist of medical treatment, simple changes in the environment (for example, sitting by the open window of a car), over-the-counter (OTC) medications and for some people, home remedies may be effective. In addition, some patients respond well to biofeedback training and relaxation techniques.