Motion sickness. How to help your patients avoid travel travail

Gahlinger PM

University of Utah School of Medicine, UT, USA.

Motion sickness is an exceedingly common disorder about which primary care physicians are likely to be consulted for advice and treatment. Appropriate management should be based on patient characteristics and the type and length of the exposure and should include general preventive recommendations and directed pharmacologic agents. Education for patients about the causes of motion sickness and how to prevent it can alleviate anxiety and enhance their enjoyment of travel and recreation