Video:How to Remedy Sea Sicknesswith Joey Papa
Sea sickness can be remedied with different medications, herbal supplements, or just by adjusting your body to the boat's motions. Watch this About.com video to see how you can remedy sea sickness before it ruins your day.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Remedy Sea Sickness
Hi, my name is Joey Papa and I’m here today with About.com to talk with you about how to remedy sea sickness.
Why Sea Sickness Occurs
Sea sickness can occur anytime you board a sea vessel. It’s caused by mixed messages to your brain from your skin, eyes and inner ear. Common symptoms associated with sea sickness include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, pale skin and cold sweats.
Initial Steps to Remedy Sea Sickness
As soon as you feel the beginning effects of sea sickness, implement natural approaches. As soon as you can stabilize the signals in your brain you’ll notice that your symptoms will subside. The first thing you should do is to go to the deck of the ship and stare at the horizon. This will help the signals in your body balance out and reduce the severity of your symptoms.
Other steps you can take right away are to eat a small meal, such as crackers, some fruit or vegetables. Drinking carbonated beverages may help reduce nausea as well.
Herbal Approaches to Prevent Sea Sickness
You can attempt to combined natural approaches with herbal remedies. Ginger is a common herb that has been used to treat nausea associated with sea sickness. The common dose is 250mg, 3 times a day. Peppermint is another herbal remedy used to treat nausea. You can either suck on a peppermint candy, peppermint gum or a peppermint supplement. Black horehound is typically prepared as an herbal tea and has been used as a traditional remedy for motion sickness.
Medications for Sea Sickness
Medications are available over-the-counter to treat the symptoms of sea sickness. Most of these medications suppress your central nervous system, causing severe drowsiness. If you plan on taking these medications be prepared to feel sleepy.
Talk with your doctor before using an over-the-counter medication especially if you have preexisting conditions. If you’ve been clinically diagnosed with severe dizziness or nausea from motion sickness, your physician may prescribe a stronger drug to remedy the symptoms of sea sickness.
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