How to avoid seasickness

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How to avoid seasickness

#1 Post by nickjonson » Tue May 07, 2019 8:42 pm

I go sailing often get seasick, so how do I avoid seasickness?

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Re: How to avoid seasickness

#2 Post by sal » Fri May 10, 2019 2:02 pm

Hi Nick,

Welcome to our forum.

There are a number of anti sea sickness pills available. I find most of them make me drowsy. We have had good results with a wrist band called "Sea Bands". Usually available at drug stores. They were invented by a sailor about 20 years ago that was also a Doctor and he was having issues with his crew getting sick on an ocean race in the Atlantic. They are applied to each wrist. Make sure to get the original Sea Bands. They are made better and come with instructions. There are a number of Chinese knock offs that are not as good and don't tell how to use them.

We've used them with success on people that are already sick on the boat. We carry spares when we're sailing. We were sailing off Hawaii and gave them to 3 people that were miserable and all of them got better within 30 minutes. Thanked us.

We've also used them success on pregnant women, but must be applied the night before to avoid morning sickness.


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