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Is there anything I can do for my daughter's carsickness?

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Is there anything I can do for my daughter's carsickness?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 6 months ago.

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How old is she?

Since when is she having this problem? How frequently?

Did you consult doctor?

Did you try anything?

Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 6 months ago.

Hello again,
I was waiting for response from you.
Car or motion sickness can be a problem in some children.
This is commonly seen in 2-12 years age group.
There occurs conflicting inputs from eyes, inner ear & nerves.
You can try a few measures.
Please tell her not to concentrate on books, games.
Please allow her to look outside through the window so there is coordination about the moving object.
Otherwise, she can have a nap during the travel.
Please give small meal before the trip.
If it is a short trip, she can avoid meal before the trip.
Give small bland food, less spicy & less fatty.
Dry food, crackers, small liquid drink can be given.
If the problem still persists, her doctor can advise about medicines.
For those above 2 years, Dramamine can be given & for those above 6 years, Benadryl can be offered.
I hope this information will be helpful.
If you have any query, please feel free to ask.
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Wish her healthy life.
Regards.