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Not everyone can enjoy a trip during Lebaran homecoming, especially people who easily experience travel sickness. This complaint can also make the body less fit and fit when he gets home. If you experience it, let's overcome the right way
Travel sickness is a term to describe uncomfortable conditions, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headaches, abdominal pain, difficulty concentration, to difficulty maintaining the balance of the body that arises while on a trip, be it land, air and sea trips.
There are many factors that can increase your risk of experiencing this condition, ranging from a history of travel sickness in the family, the habit of reading books or playing cellphones in the vehicle, to hormonal changes due to menstruation or pregnancy.
Overcome sickness traveling during Lebaran homecoming in this way
Symptoms of travel sickness usually do not last long and will disappear by itself when the body has adapted to the atmosphere of the trip. However, to ease the discomfort due to travel sickness, the following tips can help you:
1. A short break
If the symptoms of travel sickness have begun to appear, try a short break. Take a breathing slowly while closing your eyes and doing several times until it feels calmer. If you go using a private car, open the window pane and breathe fresh air.
If you feel tired, you are encouraged to rest at the stop or rest area. When getting out of the car, use this time to walk around the rest area and stretch lightly. This method can also reduce aches during the homecoming trip.
2. Change the sitting position
Sitting facing back or side can make symptoms of travel sickness more severe or easily recur. So, change the sitting position facing forward following the direction of the vehicle driving. Then, leap the head in the chair to help relieve the symptoms.
If possible, ask to exchange seats to the front seat if you are traveling using a car. When using a bus or train, you should sit near the window. Meanwhile, if you use a plane, ask to exchange seats near the wing of the plane if possible.
3. Diverse attention to other things
Divert your attention with things that make the eyes not fixed on one point, for example listening to music. This has also been proven by research which states that listening to music can overcome nausea and other symptoms of travel sickness.
In addition to listening to music, you can also sing or chat with other people so that you can be diverted from travel sickness.
4. Consumption of ginger, peppermint, or lemon
Eating ginger, pepperment, or lemon is known to help relieve nausea and vomiting due to travel sickness. The aroma of these three ingredients is also soothing, so that it can make the body more relaxed. You can consume it in the form of candy, tea, or steeping water.
5. Inhaled aromatherapy
Nausea and vomiting due to travel sickness can be relieved by inhaling fragrances from aromatherapy oil. Not only overcoming travel sickness, inhaling aromatherapy can also help you more relaxed and sleep soundly during the homecoming trip.
The types of aromas to overcome this complaint are diverse, ranging from lemon, peppermint, cloves, lavender, chamomile, and rose. You are free to choose the type of aroma that you like to feel more comfortable.
If after doing the ways above the symptoms of travel sickness have not subsided, you can take medicine for traveling sickness that is sold freely at the pharmacy. Make sure to take medicine according to the instructions for use listed on the drug packaging.
Travel sickness is not a dangerous condition. However, the symptoms can interfere with the comfort of homecoming travel, especially if the complaints are excessive vomiting which is at risk of causing dehydration. Therefore, do the handling in the above way to help deal with travel sickness.
If the symptoms of travel sickness never disappear for several days or nausea and vomiting do not subside, you should immediately consult a doctor to get the right treatment.