Other behavioral strategies include watching the true visual horizon, steering the vehicle, tilting their head into turns, or lying down with their eyes closed.Patients should also attempt to reduce other sources of physical, mental, and emotional discomfort.Additional searches were performed in Essential Evidence Plus, Up To Date, Medscape, and BMJ Clinical Evidence.
Therefore, treatments are likely to be most effective if the patient believes that they will work.11: Pub Med was searched using the Me SH headings motion sickness, ships, movement, space motion sickness, and travel.
Discussing symptoms with others can exacerbate the condition.
Passengers should be well rested, well hydrated, well fed, and comfortable before beginning travel.
He is co-director of emergency medical education for Middlemore Emergency Department and a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland School of Medicine.
CHIP GRESHAM, MD, FACEM, FAAEM, is an emergency medicine physician and medical toxicologist at Middlemore Hospital.