Motion sickness is feeling sick when you travel by car, boat, plane or train. There are things you can do to prevent it or relieve the symptoms.

How you can ease motion sickness yourself

A pharmacist can help with motion sickness

You can buy medication from pharmacies to prevent motion sickness, including:

  • tablets – dissolvable tablets are available for children
  • patches – can be used by adults and children over 10
  • acupressure bands – these don’t work for everyone

Your pharmacist will be able to recommend the best treatment for you or your child.

Causes of motion sickness

Motion sickness is caused by repeated movements when travelling, like going over bumps in a car or moving up and down in a boat.

The inner ear sends different signals to your brain from those your eyes are seeing. These confusing messages cause you to feel unwell.