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Motion Sickness (cont.)

Motion Sickness Symptoms

Motion sickness can occur during any type of movement that is unintentional. Car sickness, seasickness, and air sickness are examples of motion sickness. Complex types of movement, especially slow movement or movement in two different directions (such as up and down plus back and forth) at the same time (commonly the movements of a boat in rough water) are most likely to cause motion sickness.

The primary symptom of motion sickness is nausea. Vomiting and dizziness may also occur. Other common signs are sweating, increased salivation, and a general feeling of discomfort and not feeling well (malaise).

The severity of motion sickness can vary widely, even in the same individual on different days. In the majority of cases, the symptoms stop when the motion stops, although some people may experience symptoms for up to a few days after an episode of motion sickness.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/24/2014

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