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How To Deal If You're Carsick

Watch more Driving & Car Safety videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn to deal with carsickness by following these steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Prevent car sickness Prevent carsickness if you are prone to motion sickness by using a scopolamine patch. Place it behind your ear 30 to 60 minutes before your trip. An antihistamine with dimenhydrinate is also effective, but could make you drowsy. Tip Take a ginger supplement or drink ginger ale as a natural alternative to prevents motion sickness. Step 2: Sit in the front Sit in the front seat if you are prone to carsickness, or better yet, drive. Step 3: Look out at the horizon Look at the horizon. Your eyes will register that you are moving without causing dizziness from looking at close objects whizzing by. Step 4: Roll down the window Roll down the window and get fresh air if you feel the onset of carsickness. Keep your head still, and don't make any sudden movements. Tip Never read in the car. Step 5: Eat crackers and drink a carbonated drink Eat plain crackers and drink a clear, carbonated beverage to settle your stomach. Club soda or ginger ale is a good choice. Tip Avoid spicy and greasy food, alcohol, and cigarette smoke before and during a trip, which may exacerbate nausea. Step 6: Carry sealable plastic bags Carry sealable plastic bags while on a trip in case you need to suddenly empty your stomach. Step 7: Take breaks Take frequent breaks if you're on a long trip or driving along a winding road. A rest stop each hour to stretch should help. Did You Know? Dogs get carsick, too, but in 95 percent of cases, it is stress related and not motion related.
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