Travel or motion sickness is a general term for an unpleasant combination of symptoms, such as dizziness, nausea and vomiting, that can occur when you are travelling by boat, car, train or plane. Travel sickness occurs when repetitive small movements mean the brain is sent mixed messages; the eyes say one thing about the position of the body, while the delicate inner ear balance mechanisms are reporting something different.
Though they may differ depending on your mode of transport, there are a number of preventative and effective measures that you can take in order to reduce the symptoms and risk of travel sickness.
Although these techniques may relieve the symptoms of travel sickness, more serious symptoms of motion sickness can be treated with medication. Hyoscine is an effective medication for travel sickness. This medication comes in the form of patches (Scopoderm) for those who do not like to swallow pills or tablets (Kwells), allowing to you to conveniently take this medication in your preferred form.
Promethazine, known as Avomine, is another antihistamine, which can sometimes be used to treat travel sickness. It is only available in tablet form to alleviate the symptoms of motion sickness and is most effect when taken a few hours before your journey.