When parents are worried that their children or even they themselves may feel sick on their upcoming trip, they ask at the pharmacist about ways to prevent travel sickness. PTA-Forum has compiled the most important vocabulary, questions and advice on the subject of "Kinetosis".
All the family is looking forward to the upcoming holidays. If, however, the journey by car is a long one, the high spirits often die down. One’s nerves are excessively taxed if the children on the back seats are whining or crying or if they start feeling sick.
Car sickness typically starts with a queasy feeling in the stomach. Many people break out in cold sweat and feel dizzy due to decreasing blood pressure. A characteristic warning sign is a strikingly pale face. Infants cannot get travelsick in their first year as they cannot focus properly yet.
Parents who are afraid, or have already experienced, that their child will suffer from travel sickness, seek advice at the pharmacist’s and wish to buy medication as a preventive. So that the optimal medication can be recommended PTA or the pharmacists need to ask a few questions and clarify if self-medication can be responsibly commended. When recommending any drugs, the child’s age must of course be taken into consideration.
Important questions for the consultation
|Deutsch / German||Englisch / English|
| || |
Not without Enquiring
Aus der Serie »English Lesson: «Nausea and vomiting can have various causes. At the pharmacy mainly gastrointestinal infections and travel sickness are involved, but also a heart attack or meningitis can trigger nausea.
| || |
In winter, when we are plagued by cough and hoarseness, the first thing we think of is a cold. But possible other causes also have to be considered: for example an influenza.
| || |
About five to fifteen percent of the population are suffering from constipation – women twice as often as men. With increasing age the number of affected persons rises significantly.