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Question: 6 yr. old feels sick in the car

 jolly - Fri Dec 30, 2005 1:25 am

For the past several months, my six year old daughter has complained of feeling ill when we travel in the car. She complains of headaches mostly, and somtimes upset stomach. We are usually in the car for at least ten or fifteen minutes before she starts feeling bad.

Often times she feels so bad, she can't enjoy where we are going. As an example, the other day I drove her to a favorite playground. She was very excited to go. She started feeling bad on the way, and by the time we got there, she didn't feel well enough to get out and play. Is it possible she is suffering from motion sickness?

She is a happy, easy going child and is otherwise very healthy, except for occasional headaches. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.
 Dr. Heba Ismail - Fri Dec 30, 2005 1:27 pm

Yes, motion sickness is quite possible.
You should take her to a doctor who should also examine her ears well, or at least refer her to an ENT specialist.

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