a common occurrence with about 1 in 3 people being susceptible to it.
Common symptoms are nausea, vertigo and headaches and it is not only adults who can suffer from it. It is actually most common in children and pregnant women.
Thankfully, there is treatment that can help you battle these symptoms.
Why does sea sickness happen?
Simply put, sea sickness is the result of a conflict between the body’s sensory parts. The inner ear, which is responsible for maintaining our balance, notices the changes in acceleration while the boat is rocking back and forth.
However, our eyes detect a fairly stable and motionless scene since the boat’s interior is also moving with us. This causes the release of alarm signals and stress hormones, our brain thinks that we’re hallucinating and induces vomiting to clear the organism of the alleged toxins.
How long do sea sickness symptoms last?
Sea sickness usually occurs within the first 48 hours at sea and is only dispelled once the person accommodates to the ship’s motion. Although sea sickness is not contagious and can’t be spread to other people, being around a person experiencing symptoms increases the chances of getting sea sick yourself.
How can you prevent sea sickness?
This differs from person to person, but there are some precautions that can be taken to reduce the risk.
- Keep your fluid intake high. Sea sickness can dehydrate you. Water, lime and apple juices are good, while coffee, milk and alcohol should be avoided.
- Eat lighter meals the day before. Avoid high-calorie, fatty foods as well as anything with tons of sugar.
- Stay on the deck. Fresh air can relieve the symptoms, while closed spaces below deck can make them worse. Keep your eyes fixed on the horizon as much as possible.
- Maintain slow and deep breaths. Avert your thoughts away from the thought of being sick, but rather focus on your breathing as much as possible.
Nile Compounding Chemist specialises in the treatment of travel sickness. We know far too well that once the dreaded symptoms of travel sickness kicks in it’s too late to do anything about it unfortunately. That’s why our treatments focus on preventing you from feeling sick so you can get on with your life and do what you love most!
Treatment options exist for both adults and children and covers all forms of motion sickness including; diving, fishing, cruises, planes, trains, amusement rides and much more. Medication for the prevention of travel sickness is available from our pharmacy over the counter and does not need a doctor’s prescription. Our travel sickness specialist pharmacists will ascertain the suitability of treatment for you by taking into account any medical conditions or allergies you suffer from in addition to any medications you are using. It’s quick and simple and even gets delivered straight to your door or work all around Australia.
Today there are various sea and motion sickness treatment’s available on the market. For many people however, the side effects of certain over the counter medicines is intolerable not to mention the fact that they may not be effective for certain individuals. That’s why expert advice from our friendly pharmacists, can ensure you get the right treatment and escape travel sickness today!
At Nile Compounding, we have been through the horrible experience of feeling sick out at sea and therefore have dedicated our efforts in specialising in the treatment of travel sickness and bringing people evidence based treatment options that meet all of their needs.
- Contains ingredients with proven effectiveness
- Reduces unwanted drowsiness
- Lactose Free
- Gluten Free
- Available without a doctor’s prescription
- Australia wide express delivery
- Treatment for adults and children
Motion sickness might be absolutely unpleasant, but it’s not life threatening and does not need to limit your opportunities to travel or live life to the fullest.