Vomiting during travel
A perfect holiday, a family getaway, a weekend plan in the hilly side can easily get ruined by vomiting while travelling. You feel unwell, exhausted and only comfy bed seems to be the solution.
Why do we vomit while travelling? What is motion sickness? These are very important questions one should know. Motion sickness is caused by any repeated motion from a car, boat or any vehicle that disturbs the motion sensing organ labyrinth in the inner ear. There is an imbalance in the sense of equilibrium. The eyes cannot judge, and inner ear sends mixed confusing signals to brain from what your eyes are seeing. You feel sick.
Motion or travel sickness while travelling is very common. It is most commonly seen in children of 2-14 years of age, pregnant women and people prone to migraines. Females are more sensitive than males. However, anyone can develop travel sickness depending on the level of their sensitivity. It is a group of symptoms, including nausea, vomiting and giddiness. Motion sickness is caused by any repeated motion while travelling, like travelling on a zig- zag road on a hilly track, bumping boat, turbulence in an aeroplane.
Symptoms of travel sickness include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and headache. Other general symptoms may also accompany like sweating, paleness, heartburn, abdominal pain. There is a general feeling of unwell and giddiness due to disturbance in balance and equilibrium. You may want to be still and lie down for a while.
SCHWABE’s Alpha MS tablets for motion sickness:
It is summer time and you want to travel. What if you got sick on the way? The whole plan will be ruined. Conventional methods are tried and failed. Homoeopathy is an easy way to give you quick relief from vomiting while travelling and may also prevent it in future. Schwabe’s Alpha MS motion sickness tablet will help you to rebalance your body quickly. The symptoms of motion sickness start with feeling sick, vertigo, headache, sometimes fainting also accompanies. Than symptoms become worse finally vomiting, heartburn and abdominal pain.
Alpha MS tablets for motion sickness relieves nausea/vomiting, giddiness and motion sickness. It also relieves vertigo and headache which are associated commonly with motion sickness. It also relieves abdominal colic and heartburn, if present.
Cocculus indicus 4X 25%
Tabacum 6X 25%
Ipecacuanha 6X 25%
Nux vomica 6X 25%
Petroleum 6X 25%
Excipients QS to make 250 mg
Indications of the remedies:
Cocculusindicus: It is a very good remedy for vomiting and giddiness during and after travelling. symptoms of nausea, vomiting, wants to lie down to prevent vomiting. Nausea from Slight smell of the food.
Tabacum: In cases of extreme travel sickness with symptoms like paleness, cold perspiration and salivation from mouth with palpitations. Closing eyes and breathing fresh air gives relief.
Ipecacuanha: It relieves nausea and vomiting with excessive drooling and clean tongue. Vomiting does not relieve nausea.
Nux vomica: Person is very irritable and feels nausea, vertigo from slightest movements. Sensitivity is increased to a marked degree. Splitting headache with constipation or indigestion.
Petroleum: It is used when there are symptoms like nausea, headache, drowsiness, cold sweat, vomiting with extreme hunger. Person is very irritable and confused.
20gm bottle containing 80 tablets of 250mg.
Side-effects and contraindications?
No worries, there are no side effects and no contra indications. Other medications can be taken along. There is no interaction between Alpha- MS and other known medications.
What about dose?
Bags are packed, a few hours left to travel. Stomach is already feeling queasy. Start with the tablets. Take 1 -2 tablets of Alpha-MS hourly. When the symptoms subside, reduce the quantity or increase the time gap between the doses.
For children: Half the dose given to an adult.
Consult your general practitioner before consumption of tablets for vomiting while travelling.
Fringe benefits of taking Alpha-MS tablets are many. One is these tablets are easy to take, non- drowsy, no water is needed, good in taste. Hush-puff free, as children will show no tantrum to take these tablets. Children will swallow them happily just like candy.
Apart from taking tablet for motion sickness you can practice practical measures to prevent vomiting while travelling. Some of them are given below:
- Try not to eat a lot before travelling.
- Avoid alcohol while travelling.
- Drink water as much as you can.
- Distractions like music and plying travelling games is a good trick
- Let the fresh air in
- Keep your head still and eyes fixed on the horizon.
- Do not read while travelling.
- Try to relax and sleep for a while some people find it effective.
- Do not sit facing in opposite direction of your travelling car.