Advice on car sickness, festive prescriptions and vitiligo

WE are going to visit family in England for Christmas but I get terrible car sickness.

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Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

l I would advise that you don't eat large meals or drink alcohol before travelling.

In the car, sit in the front seat if possible so you can get a clear view of the road. Don't focus on something close by, such as a book or film. Instead, look at objects in the distance.

Make sure the car is well ventilated and stop for a break and a regular stretch throughout the journey.

Your GP can also prescribe medicines for travel sickness prevention, or you can buy them over-the-counter at your local pharmacy.

Alternative treatments include ginger, which can be eaten as a biscuit, tea or crystallised, and peppermint. These appear to work for some people but have not yet been proven in clinical trials.

You may also find that acupressure bands worn on the wrists are helpful in improving the symptoms of travel sickness.


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