Motion sickness happens when there are conflicting messages sent to the brain from the eyes, inner ear and other parts of the body that are able to detect motion. Your brain tells you that you have been poisoned when this movement occurs. Nausea and throwing up is how your body gets rid of this poison.

To prevent motion sickness, Dramamine is a good medication to take. If you are going to be going on a trip that might cause severe motion sickness, get a prescription from your doctor for something a little stronger. Peppermint and ginger are also known to be helpful for some people to settle their stomach.

Acupressure bands can also be helpful for people. Looking at the horizon or sitting in the front seat while you drive is also helpful, as is having something to drink like club soda or diet coke. Of course, the best way to avoid motion sickness is to stay away from activities that trigger this feeling for you.

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