Travel/Motion Sickness Medical Information

Motion Sickness occurs when your senses are overwhelmed by multiple factors. For example, if you are a boat, your body may rock back and forth, you’re hearing the waving, smelling the ocean, and your sight may unstable. These multiple actions happening at the same time which your brain is trying to process, but the signals get intertwined which cause some to feel uneasy or queasy. 

Signs and Symptoms

  • Nausea
  • Cold Sweat
  • Dizziness
  • Increase in saliva production
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pale skin
  • Headache
  • Shallow Breathing
  • Tiredness

Treatment Options Include

scopolamine (transdermal patches)

meclizine (Antivert)

Nausea medications like Zofran and promethazine (Phenergan)