Travel sickness is a condition that is extremely common and can be affected by anyone. It is a condition that can cause extreme discomfort for a person who has the habit of travelling constantly as it results in hampering their travelling experience. The condition is also called motion sickness, air sickness, car sickness, and seasickness depending on the situation it arises. It is noticed that children under the age of three are not prone to the condition. It mostly affects the children who are between the age of three to twelve and adults under the age of fifty. More than men, women are found to be affected by travel sickness a lot more.
The condition does not have any severe outcome as it goes away once the travelling part is done. But during the condition being affected by the person, it can make the trip a miserable one.
It is usually caused by the conflict between the motion sensing difference between the eyes and the inner ears. In the case of aeroplane, cars, and trains, the eyes are able to sense the movement of the body, but the ears are not able to. This leads to an imbalance in the motion sensors of the body. The other type of travel sickness is where the ears are able to sense the movement, but the eyes are not. For example, travelling in a cabin can lead to the ears sense the movement of waves, but the eyes find the body to remain stationary.
There are several symptoms that are associated with travel sickness and few of them are discussed below.
Headache and dizziness
You may have headache that can be mild or in some cases severe. You also feel dizzy and find it difficult to complete normal tasks with ease. You will feel drowsy as well.
Feeling sick to the stomach
You will feel sick to the stomach causing you extreme discomfort during the journey. You may feel like vomitting as well. You may have pain in the abdomen can be caused due to the sickness.
Looking pale and sweating
You will look pale due to the effect of the imbalance in the sensory nerves. Sweating can increase as the body is not able to resolve the conflict between the movement sensory system of the body. You wil start breathing rapidly as the person is not able to adjust to the condition
These symptoms are all temporary and go away once the motion stops. In some cases, it might take a few hours or even a few days for the symptoms to completely go away, but the symptoms are not expected to stick with you for more than that.
If the symptoms do not reduce or cure even after the journey and continue for a few days, it would be a good idea to consult a doctor and check why it is persisting. The condition is not severe but can result in ruining the travelling experience of the person. So make sure to take necessary steps to prevent the condition from occurring.