There are a Variety of Remedies for Sea Sickness
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What kinds of products are there for sea sickness?
Most divers have experienced some kind of motion or sea sickness. The nausea and stomach pain have nothing to do with inexperience or lack of stamina. But they may relate to what you ate or drank the night before. Sea sickness also can result from rough weather and choppy seas.
There is no complete cure for sea sickness. But there are a lot of dive products on the market for settling your stomach at sea. Here are some you may want to check out:
- Ginger is an age-old remedy for settling stomachs and aiding digestion. Now divers' supply retailers offer chewable ginger tablets for quick relief.
- Relief bands are electronic devices that are worn like wristwatches and help relieve motion and air sickness. They are a drug-free remedy.
- Triptone comes in tablet form and contains dimenhydrinate. It is made to alleviate the physical discomforts that result from rough flights and rough seas.
- Sea bands are worn on the wrists and use acupressure to provide relief. A button on each band is placed between the two major tendons on the inside of your wrists.