cup of tea with lemon Motion sickness can attack at the most inopportune times, such as during a weekend family road trip or a European skiing vacation. To avoid getting sick while traveling look into these remedies.

Peppermint Tea or Candies
Peppermint has long been used as a natural way to settle stomachs, such as as a tea or capsules. In fact, Altoid peppermints were originally marketed to relieve stomach discomfort when introduced in 1780. Carry a small tin of Altoids or some peppermint tea for to soothe an upset stomach on the go.

Dramamine or Gravol
Over-the-counter motion sickness remedies such as Dramamine or Gravol can be taken as a pill or a chewable tablet, and can prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. Take note that the medications are available in both drowsy and non-drowsy formulas and choose the best one for your travels.

Sea Bands
Sea bands offer a non-medicated way to relieve nausea. The knitted elastic bands apply pressure on an acupressure point on each wrist and can be worn on each wrist whenever nausea strikes. Adult and children’s sizes are available.

Be sure to talk to your doctor about motion sickness and nausea to find the right remedy to suit your needs.

Teresa J. Shaw is editor of the Free in 50 States section and also writes about Southeast Michigan for Traveling Mom. Visit her blog and follow her on Twitter at @TeresaShaw.

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