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The main symptoms of motion sickness are feeling dizzy, or feeling or being sick. You may also have a headache, feel cold or sweat.

You can try to ease motion sickness by avoiding things that make it worse, including reading. Fresh air and breaking up long journeys can also help.

A pharmacist may recommend tablets, patches or acupressure bands to help with motion sickness.

Repeated movements when travelling can cause motion sickness, such as travelling by car, boat, plane or train.

Motion sickness is feeling dizzy, or feeling or being sick when travelling in a moving vehicle. There are treatments to help ease the symptoms.

Page last reviewed: 19/06/2023
Next review due: 19/06/2026