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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. It 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.
You can buy medication from pharmacies to prevent motion sickness, including:
If advised by your pharmacist or other healthcare professional; some medications or conditions may mean you cannot buy mediation for travel sickness over the counter. Your pharmacist can advise you if you ask.