There may be some inner ear maneuvers that could help, but you would need to see an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor to have this investigated.
If none of this works or finds an answer then medication may be the choice. Be sure to see what his primary care doctor recommends.
Take Care and God Bless
(1) sitting where there is the least motion - For example, in the centre of the backseat
(2) a semi-reclined position with the head braced is best
(3) focus on things straight ahead outside the car, i.e., avoid reading and avoid looking at passing by things
(4) avoid the following before or during travel - dairy products, salty and fatty foods, large meals
(5) wristbands and magnets may be helpful, but there is little information on their efficacy
...Sorry for the late response.
Dr. Kelly Walker DNP, FNP-C, APRN
Wrist bands may be one option:
Homeopathy is certainly another:
Peppermint tea made from the water of boiled fresh ginger to be sipped before and during the ride is also another option.
Good luck in your quest.
My folks smoked in the car and that made me nauseous. I assume you don't do that.
- Avoid meals totally before short trips. If longer trips are planned, offer children plain crackers and water 2-4 hours before the trip.
- Have children focus on things outside the car rather than reading or playing games.
- Turn on cool air ventilation in the car.
- If nausea occurs have the child exit the car and walk around. Place a cool wet compress on the head.
- Try plan trips during nap times so the child is asleep for most of the trip.
- Medications are effective for prophylaxis of motion sickness and cause drowsiness which encourages sleep, itself a treatment for motion sickness. Consult your doctor regarding proper dosing. Dramamine and Benadryl are two brand names often used.
Adrea Samoleski, MD
Oscar F. Lovelace, Jr., MD
watch the horizon in front of the car, putting them as close to the front
as possible, not eating large meals prior to travel, and not letting them
read or watch videos on their lap all helps prevent the problem. You can
also purchase sea bands to put on their wrists, try ginger suckers, and see
if they would be willing to close his eyes and sleep/rest. If all else
fails, medications such as odansetron, meclizine, and dimenhydrinate work
Also try any of these products:
Need more help feel free to ask me.
Richard Aballay MD