If you are coming to the Miami area to enjoy a wonderful fishing charter, one thing you might be concerned about is sea sickness. Whether you have ever experienced this distressing condition, or not, it is something you should be prepared to conquer. After all, fishing charters Miami are supposed to be relaxing and fun, spending a day nauseous and miserable is certainly no way to enjoy your fishing adventure.
Over-the Counter Medications
One of the easiest ways to combat sea sickness is to use an OTC medication. A very popular product that you can pick up at just about any pharmacy is Dramamine. Other over-the-counter medications include Bonine and Gravol. When looking for an OTC product for sea sickness, be sure to look for items that contain the active ingredients meclizine or dimenhydrinate, both of these ingredients have been shown to be very effective in managing sea sickness.
If you need something a little stronger to manage your sea sickness, you will need to visit your doctor for a prescription. Many people find that the sea sickness patch (scopolamine) is all that they need in order to overcome the symptoms of sea sickness. These patches are worn behind the ear and are quite commonly used by cruise ship passengers, as well as individuals who take fishing charters and other boating excursions.
Herbal and Homeopathic Remedies
There are many herbal remedies that can be used for sea sickness. Some essential oils can be applied directly behind the ear and there are homeopathic options that are placed under the tongue. Pulsatilla vulgaris, kalium phosphate and cocculus are all homeopathic ingredients that have been used effectively in treating motion sickness and sea sickness. Herbs such as ginger, ballota nigra, raspberry leaf, black horehound and peppermint are also extremely helpful for settling the queasy stomach that is the hallmark of sea sickness. In fact, many people claim that peppermint and ginger used together is the most effective treatment available. Of course, it is important to consult your doctor before trying any herbal or homeopathic remedy.
Other Effective Treatments
There are some very good home remedies that can help with sea sickness. One very effective treatment includes the use of special wrist bands designed to apply pressure to specific pressure points in the wrist. Other things that can help include where you are on the boat. When you are on a fishing charter in Miami
, try to find a spot where you can face the same direction the boat is traveling. Also, avoid going below deck, especially if you are feeling dizzy and nauseous. Another effective treatment for nausea is to eat crackers, this is something most pregnant women realize early on in their pregnancy, but it also helps with the queasiness that accompanies sea sickness. Bananas or dry toast can also be very helpful.
Preventing Sea Sickness
Prevention is said to be the best medicine and that is certainly true when it comes to sea sickness. Avoid the following if you are prone to sea sickness: