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Reduce car sickness with these easy tips

Don’t let motion sickness ruin your road trip. Follow these tips to feel better in no time.

NAUSEA, HEADACHES, DIZZINESS and vomiting are all unpleasant symptoms of motion sickness. However, you can help reduce some of these complaints with these handy tips and tricks.

Call shotgun - front seat passengers experience less motion sickness than those travelling in the back. The driver is generally less susceptible to car sickness than the passengers so, if you can, opt to be the driver.

Air - open the windows to allow fresh air to circulate in the car.

Focus - look ahead and pick a spot to concentrate on just a little above the horizon. Keep your gaze fixed and your head as still as possible.

Ginger - this spice is well known for helping with nausea. Try sipping on ginger tea, sucking ginger sweets or even nibbling on ginger biscuits.

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Protein - small protein rich snacks have been shown to help ease motion sickness symptoms and sipping protein drinks over carbonated drinks is also supposed to help.

Relax - take a pillow, put it behind your head, sink into it, concentrate on your breathing and keep your eyes closed.

If these don’t work, your pharmacist and doctor can advise on medication and other remedies.

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