10 Tips to Prevent Motion Sickness

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Motion sickness, sometimes referred to as sea sickness or car sickness, is a very common disturbance of the inner ear that is caused by repeated motion. Anyone can develop motion sickness, but people vary in their sensitivity to motion. Motion sickness most commonly affects children from 2 to 12 years old, pregnant women, and people who are prone to migraines. In addition to sea travel, motion sickness can develop from the movement of a car or from turbulence in an airplane.

Symptoms of motion sickness are:

These symptoms arise from the inner ear (labyrinth) due to changes in a person's sense of balance and equilibrium.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/19/2015