Motion Sickness (cont.)
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Motion Sickness Follow-up
Motion sickness typically resolves after the motion has stopped and requires no follow-up care. In uncommon cases, symptoms may persist up to a few days following the precipitating activity. If an individual has symptoms of motion sickness that persists or worsens over time, a visit to a health care practitioner is recommended.
Motion Sickness Prevention
Any medications to prevent motion sickness (see above) should be taken prior to travel or movement. Other techniques described above, such as acupressure and fixing one's gaze upon landmarks or the horizon may help to prevent or lessen the symptoms of motion sickness.
Motion Sickness Outlook
As discussed previously, motion sickness is not a specific disease state and resolves on its own, typically when the motion has stopped. There are no long-term complications of the condition. However, prolonged vomiting can lead to dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities, which if left untreated, may lead to more serious problems such as low blood pressure (hypotension), syncope (fainting), or cardiac arrhythmias.
Medically reviewed by a Board Certified Family Practice Physician
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/10/2015
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