Frequently Asked Questions
What is motion sickness?
Motion sickness is an unpleasant physical condition that can spoil your travel plans or activities. There are several modes of transportation that can cause motion sickness to occur such as cars, airplanes, trains, and boats. Even playing video games can cause motion sickness. Depending on the cause, motion sickness is also referred to as airsickness, car sickness or seasickness.
Who gets motion sickness?
Motion sickness is a very common condition. However, children from 5 to 12 years old, women, and the elderly are affected the most.
What are the symptoms?
Common symptoms of motion sickness are nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, headache, and sweating.
What causes motion sickness?
Motion sickness occurs when there are conflicting messages to the brain from the body's equilibrium senses. The inner ear, vision, or sensory nerves keep you balanced and if one senses motion but another does not, this can result in motion sickness. For example, if you are in a moving car, your inner ear may sense the motion of the car, but your eyes don't see any movement. This leads to a conflict between the senses and can result in motion sickness.
How is motion sickness treated?
The most effective way to treat motion sickness ailments is with over-the-counter medicine. Dramamine® is America's #1 over the counter product for treatment of motion sickness. Dramamine® products help prevent and relieve nausea, dizziness and vomiting associated with motion sickness. To prevent motion sickness, take Dramamine® ½ to 1 hour before you start an activity..
Is motion sickness unhealthy?
Motion sickness is very common and is not a serious condition. However, if not treated, motion sickness can make you miserable and spoil your travels or activity. For worry free traveling, trust Dramamine® for motion sickness relief.
When do the nausea and vomiting of motion
Symptoms of motion sickness usually continue for the duration of your travel and stop shortly after the motion stops. However, in some cases, people continue to feel the symptoms for days later.