Travel sickness, whether from car, boat or air travel, is a most unpleasant experience, especially for small children. Homoeopathic remedies can help enormously but if none of the remedies give relief research into other possible remedies or contact your homoeopath for further advice. For acute symptoms give frequent doses as needed, depending on severity. If the usual reaction is known to be severe start with 2-3 doses a few hours or even a day or two before travel.
If two remedies seem indicated they can be alternated every half hour in an acute situation.
Arsenicum: Nausea and vomiting can be accompanied by burning sensation in the throat or stomach in anxious, restless people. The nausea is made much worse by the sight and smell of food, or odours of any kind. Desire for frequent sips of lukewarm water.
Cocculus: Nausea and giddiness provoked by motion, even just a change in posture and the person feels worn out and wants to lie down. The mere sight of food aggravates the nausea and increases saliva in the mouth.
Nux Vomica: Queasy, with headache at back of head or over one eye. Food, tobacco or coffee aggravates. Painful gagging and retching, feels chilly and constipated.
Ipecac: This remedy can help relieve nausea and vomiting with hyper-salivation. Nothing relieves the nausea including vomiting, it doesn’t matter if you eat, don’t eat, sit up or lie down. There may be a cold, empty felling in the stomach with bloating and belching.
Petroleum: Hungry but satisfied by small amounts. Sudden increase in saliva, giddy feeling and nausea made worse by loud noise, raising the eyes or by sitting up. Pain in back of head and neck. Especially indicated for sea sickness.
Tabacum: Nauseous, dizzy, faint, pale face, cold sweat and icy hands and feet. Sensation of tight band around head and a terrible sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach. Smell or cigarette smoke aggravates.
Travel Sickness Tissue Salts: (Kali phos 6x, Nat mur 6x, Nat phos 6x, Nat sulph 6x) a combination of low potency remedies to use alongside the indicated remedy and support the digestive and nervous systems and is included in our 5 remedy Travel Sickness kit.