Motion sickness

Also known as: Seasickness, Airsickness, Carsickness
If you've ever been sick to your stomach on a rocking boat or a bumpy airplane ride, you know the discomfort of motion sickness. Although it doesn't cause long-term problems, motion sickness can make life miserable, especially for people who travel a lot.

People can feel sick from the motion in cars, airplanes, trains, amusement park rides or on boats or ships. Motion sickness is sometimes called airsickness or seasickness. Video games, flight simulators and looking through a microscope also can cause motion sickness. In these cases, the eyes see motion, but the body does not sense it.

International travel is an exciting and potentially dangerous endeavor. Travelers will encounter different public health standards and environmental conditions while away from home, and these can lead to illness. If you are going abroad, Providence Traveler's Services can help you plan a safe and healthy trip.