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Which medical professionals can treat motion sickness?

A number of different healthcare professionals are available for evaluation and treatment of motion sickness.

  • Family practitioners specialize in treating a wide variety of patients (women, children, older patients, etc.) and conditions such as dizziness, nausea and vomiting related to motion sickness.
  • Gastroenterologists treat disorders of the gastrointestinal tract including the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. A gastroenterologist may manage nausea and vomiting.
  • Internists provide primary care and treatment for common conditions including motion sickness.
  • Neurologists treat disorders of the brain and central nervous system. They may evaluate dizziness and vertigo.
  • Obstetricians/gynecologists specialize in the treatment of female reproductive health. They may manage morning sickness and pregnancy-related motion sickness.
  • Otolaryngologists specialize in the treatment of ear, nose and throat disorders. They evaluate and treat conditions involving the inner ear, such as motion sickness.
  • Psychiatrists can prescribe medications to treat fear, anxiety and depression that may be related to motion sickness.
  • Psychologists may help people overcome fear and anxiety related to motion sickness. They may utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and relaxation techniques, such as biofeedback, guided imagery or deep breathing.

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