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    Default Travel sickness treatment for kids

    My DS is 6 yrs old and suffers from bad motion sickness when we travel looking for recommendations for something we csn buy from the chemist he can take. I have tried the natural path of ginger and mint with no luck.
    I am after some treatments you have found successful

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    I use phenergan for my DD, it works well.

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    we got bands for our daughter wrists call seabands i think it was. they apply pressure to the inside of the wrist. I think it helped her. She stopped complaining and looking green.
    I used the adult sized ones for myself to help with morning sicknedd.

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    I get motion sickness on everything Kwells is what works for me.

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    I would recommend "Travacalm Original", which is available over-the-counter at Pharmacies.

    It is safe to take in children over 4 years old.

    It contains dimenhydrinate, which is an anti-histamine, which is highly effective in the prevention of motion sickness. It contains hyoscine, which also very effective.

    It contains a very small dose of caffeine, the purpose of which is to counteract the sedative side effects of the other two ingredients. However, it can still be sedating. Not a bad side effect when travelling, anyway!

    It should be taken about 30 mins before travelling.

    Hope this helps.




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    Just on a side note with travelcalm...I don't drink caffeinated drinks, but took some travelcalm on holiday because I don't tolerate being in the back seat well, or for long...so I took some for a long bus trip one day, then one the next day for a long taxi ride...the afternoon of day two I felt like my heart was racing (it wasn't), and on day three I was shaky and had a headache all day. It wasn't until day three that I realised day two was the caffeine in the travelcalm, and day three was caffeine withdrawals.
    Given how badly it affected me, I wouldn't give it to my kids. I'll be looking for something else for next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    Just on a side note with travelcalm...I don't drink caffeinated drinks, but took some travelcalm on holiday because I don't tolerate being in the back seat well, or for long...so I took some for a long bus trip one day, then one the next day for a long taxi ride...the afternoon of day two I felt like my heart was racing (it wasn't), and on day three I was shaky and had a headache all day. It wasn't until day three that I realised day two was the caffeine in the travelcalm, and day three was caffeine withdrawals.
    Given how badly it affected me, I wouldn't give it to my kids. I'll be looking for something else for next time.
    Yes, but this anecdote is about your particular sensitivity to caffeine. The majority of people, including children over the age of 4, will not have a reaction as severe as the one you describe.

    The dose of caffeine is tiny. Travacalm is a great travel-sickness medication, but without the caffeine it would be overly sedating.



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    I gave my slight 8 year old a quarter of a tablet of Travacalm last weekend on a long haul flight from the USA. It seemed successful, she had no side effects.

    Phenergan sends my older daughter hanging from the nearest light fittings for a good 12 hours or so

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    We've used phenergan successfully for our kids when travelling long distances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-biscotti View Post
    I gave my slight 8 year old a quarter of a tablet of Travacalm last weekend on a long haul flight from the USA. It seemed successful, she had no side effects.

    Phenergan sends my older daughter hanging from the nearest light fittings for a good 12 hours or so
    Yes. Don't use phenergan on a trip unless you know it doesn't make them wired.


 

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