Motion Sickness Questions & Answers

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Andrew Brainard, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is motion sickness?

What is the pathophysiology of motion sickness?

What is the prevalence of motion sickness?

What is the morbidity associated with motion sickness?

What are the racial predilections for motion sickness?

How does the incidence of motion sickness vary by sex?

Which age group has the highest incidence of motion sickness?

Presentation

Which history is characteristic of motion sickness?

What are the signs and symptoms of motion sickness?

What are the symptoms of sopite syndrome in patients with motion sickness?

What are detectable physical signs of motion sickness?

DDX

What should be considered in the differential diagnoses of motion sickness?

Workup

What is the role of lab studies in the evaluation of motion sickness?

What is the role of imaging studies in the evaluation of motion sickness?

What is the role of audiography in the evaluation of motion sickness?

What is the role of canalith repositioning maneuvers in the evaluation of motion sickness?

Treatment

How is motion sickness managed?

What are options for the non-pharmacological prevention of motion sickness?

What is the role of habituation in the management of motion sickness?

How can body positioning and location in a vessel used in the management of motion sickness?

What activity modifications are used in the management of motion sickness?

What are the non-pharmacological treatment options for motion sickness?

What measures may minimize motion and help prevent motion sickness?

What actions may reduce vestibular symptoms of motion sickness?

What are the visual tips for minimizing motion sickness?

What are the proprioceptive tips for minimizing motion sickness?

What actions may reduce motion sickness?

What are the alternative medicine treatments for motion sickness?

What technological devices are used in the management of motion sickness?

Which specialist consultations may be helpful in the management of motion sickness?

Which dietary modifications may beneficial in the management of motion sickness?

When is inpatient care indicated for motion sickness?

What is included in outpatient care for motion sickness?

When is transfer needed for patients with motion sickness?

How is motion sickness prevented?

What are the complications of motion sickness?

What is the prognosis of motion sickness?

What is included in patient education about motion sickness?

When is self-treatment and prevention of motion sickness indicated in medical providers?

Medications

Which is the role of scopolamine in the prevention of motion sickness?

What is the role of antihistamines in the prevention of motion sickness?

What is the role of sympathomimetics in the management of motion sickness?

Which medications in the drug class Sympathomimetics are used in the treatment of Motion Sickness?

Which medications in the drug class Piperazine Antihistamines are used in the treatment of Motion Sickness?

Which medications in the drug class Anticholinergic Agents are used in the treatment of Motion Sickness?