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Motion Sickness Treatment

Motion sickness is an illness caused by a vehicle that is in motion while traveling, such as a car, bus, train, or boat, or any vehicle in motion, and this can only happen when a person is in motion.

The cause for this condition is usually due to a disturbance in the inner ear. However, the leading cause is mostly due to repeated motion from a moving vehicle.

Because motion sickness can occur during times of travel, it's essential to understand its symptoms and how to manage them, especially since there is no cure for motion sickness.

GuruMD offers online advice for motion sickness, allowing you to speak with a board-certified professional and get treatment from your home's comfort. Find out about this condition by reading here.

What is Motion Sickness?

Motion sickness is a condition in which a person falls ill due to being in a vehicle that moves; for example, a car, boat, airplane, train, bus, and any moving vehicle.

The mechanism of action for motion sickness occurs when there is an abnormal conflict between the signals which arrive in the brain from the inner ear and which forms the base of the vestibular system. The sensory portion deals with movement and balance, and this area detects motion mechanically, and if a disturbance in the inner ear occurs, this results in motion sickness.

The focus of the treatment is towards alleviating any discomfort and finding a resolution.


Symptoms of Motion Sickness

Most common symptoms of motion sickness are:

  • Balance disorder
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting
  • Malaise
  • Fatigue
  • Fainting
  • Weakness
  • Light-Headedness

How Does GuruMD Treat Motion Sickness?

At GuruMD, we offer urgent care for patients with motion sickness. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms of motion sickness, all you have to do is create an account to get in touch with a medical provider. Register online and then visit a doctor from your app.

Our board-certified professionals will diagnose motion sickness by asking questions about your recent health history and current symptoms. Usually, an office visit is not needed, so going online to see a doctor is convenient and useful.

The main goal of motion sickness treatment is symptom relief. The physician may recommend avoiding the use of vehicles for some time, avoiding eating, smoking, or using alcohol before traveling. 

The physician may recommend taking over the counter medications such as Cyclizine and Dimenhydrinate 30-60 minutes before traveling.

Once you receive the proper treatment, the physician will provide medical advice on managing the symptoms of motion sickness. Unfortunately, there is no cure for motion sickness, but fortunately, through the use of medication, the symptoms can be managed.

To make sure you're on the right track, we offer walk-in appointments for patients with motion sickness. We want to make sure you enjoy a safe recovery process and get all the care you need to overcome your symptoms. 

Are you experiencing symptoms of motion sickness? Register for your GuruMD account now to get the treatment you need.