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Dr. Mindy Calandro on battling motion sickness

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BATON ROUGE - According to Dr. Mindy Calandro, there are many ways to prevent your children from getting motion sickness.

Dr. Calandro says motion sickness occurs when the brain receives mixed signals from the motion sensors of the body which include eyes, inner ears and joints.

Dr. Calandro recommends giving your children a snack before going on drives, playing a distraction game, providing your child with motion sickness bands or giving them some medicine. She also reccomends placing a child over two years of age in the middle back seat of a car that way the child can see through the front of the car and to avoid video games or reading a book during the ride.

She says if you are travelling by air having plenty of snacks also helps rid of motion sickness.

Dr. Calandro is a pediatrician at The Baton Rouge Clinic.


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