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Find out what's causing your stomach or intestinal distress, how to treat it, and how to prevent it from happening again, with these videos.
You Will Need
- Motion sickness medication
- Bread and other grains
- Hard candy
- Dry crackers
Consider preventive medication
Think preventively. Take an over-the-counter antihistamine 1/2 hour prior to boarding the boat or at the first signs of seasickness. You can also consult your doctor for prescription medication.
Drink plenty of water before you get on the boat
Drink plenty of water prior to boarding. Dehydration can make you dizzy and cause nausea.
Eat right before heading out. Bread and other grains, apples, and bananas are all good choices. Avoid anything greasy or acidic.
Position yourself where motion is less noticeable
Find a spot on board where motion is least noticeable, such as the inner-middle part of the boat.
Stare into the horizon
Focus on the horizon and scenery rather than the water or the movement of the boat. If you feel queasy, stand; sitting or lying down can increase nausea.
Eat hard candy
Suck on hard candy or eat dry crackers to help keep nausea in check.