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post #17 of Old 05-16-2012
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Re: Seasick & Singlehanding

I have never (famous last words) been sea sick but my brother, who sails w/ me sometimes, does. Crystallized ginger seems to work for him. As soon as he starts feeling queasy, he eats some and it seems to do the trick. I've experimented making my own but it's actually cheaper to just buy bags from on-line vendors. I also keep bonine motion sickness pills in the FA kit. Agree that keeping hydrated is essential in extreme vomiting situations and that dehydration is a real danger. A little salt does act to retain water.

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