When advising foreign-language customers, a good knowledge of English usually helps. This time PTA-Forum has compiled the most important English terms, questions and hints on the subject of travel sickness.
Holidays at last! Most children are eagerly awaiting school holidays, and grown-ups too are looking forward to freedom from work, deadlines, and appointments. Unfortunately, travelling to the holiday destination can become agony for those who invariably feel nauseous during long-lasting car or bus journeys. In this case taking early precautions is called for. PTA and pharmacists can recommend the right medication to those suffering from travel-sickness and give them additional advice.
There are numerous preparations available for self-medication although the choice of active substances is limited. What is important, however, is to determine the right form of application. One remedy could be chewing gum which is suitable for both children and adults. This should be chewed half an hour before starting the journey or latest on the onset of the first symptoms.
To prevent excessive vomiting, children should be administered a suppository by their parents before starting the journey. Special Scopolamin patches work very fast and the effect is long lasting, about 72 hours. The patches are, however, only available on prescription.
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