Medication can usually help
There is no cure for motion sickness, but there are several very effective, inexpensive medications to prevent it.
Over-the-counter antihistamines are frequently used to both prevent and treat motion sickness. Anticholinergic and sedative medications are also useful and these include Dimenhydrinate, Promethazine, Hyoscine hydrobromide (Kwells), and the Benzodiazepines class of drugs – all of which are available in Australia.
With the exception of the benzodiazepines, these medications are suitable for kids aged 2 or older. Ask your doctor for advice about the most appropriate medication for each person in your travel group, ensuring children get the correct dose for their age and/or weight.
(Scopolamine pills or patches, and Cinnarizine are also effective. While, they are not sold in Australia, they may be available at your overseas destination or from your ship’s doctor. A scopolamine patch applied to the skin behind the ear can help prevent motion sickness for up to three days.)