Motion sickness is a disorder of the inner ear caused by repeated motion, such as from riding in a car, boat, or plane. It is also known as kinetosis. The inner ear detects motion, while the eyes see a stationary environment, causing confusion and discomfort.
Motion sickness is typically diagnosed based on a person’s symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, sweating, dizziness, and fatigue.
Differential diagnosis of motion sickness includes other conditions such as vertigo, labyrinthitis, gastroenteritis, food poisoning, and medication side effects.
Treatment for motion sickness typically involves over-the-counter medications such as antihistamines or ginger.
The prognosis for motion sickness is generally good, with most people recovering within a few hours. In some cases, the symptoms may last for days or weeks.