DEAR READERS: Many of you wrote sharing your hints about how to reduce motion sickness. Here is what some of you had to say:
Agnes in West Sacramento, Calif.: “I used the herb ginger root to calm the stomach: two capsules a half-hour to an hour before the trip started. Then another capsule every hour or whenever I started to feel queasy.”
Dave, via email: “My cure for motion sickness: Suck on a lemon. It worked for me as a child while riding miles in a car. It now works for my grandchildren.”
Grandma J., via email: “Did you forget ginger snaps? Kids love them, and they do help relieve the symptoms.”
Robert Beyer, M.D., in California: “As an ophthalmologist, I sometimes have patients with this problem. Some of them obtain relief if they close or cover one of their eyes. It seems that in some individuals, motion sickness is a three-dimension motional perception problem. Restricting vision to one eye while the difficulty is occurring seems to benefit these individuals.”
Thank for writing. Most people know about ginger to help settle a queasy stomach, but I never thought about closing one eye!
DEAR HELOISE: We recently got back from a trip, and I wanted to share some travel tips.
Take a “jersey” dress that you can accent with great accessories and wear out to dinner your first night, then let it become your beach cover-up/ bathrobe for the rest of the trip.
On our trip, I bought some earrings that were delicate, and I was afraid they’d get squished out of shape. For the flight home, I put them in the empty boxes of my pillbox. I was so impressed with the idea, I moved all my earrings into that container.
- Lisa C. in Colorado
DEAR HELOISE: Cleaning the inside of the windshield is a contortionist’s dream. I just learned that by wearing latex gloves, I have a better and easier grip on paper towels.
- Garry in Ohio
DEAR HELOISE: Here is another use for microwave turntables: Find a place mat that matches your decor. Trim it to fit under the turntable, and place it on the floor to hold your pet’s dishes. The rim will contain crumbs and spills.
- G. Tullio in Kansas
Send a money- or time-saving hint to Heloise, P.O. Box 795000, San Antonio, Texas 78279-5000; fax to (210) 435-6473; or email Heloise@Heloise.com
MovieStyle, Pages 36 on 11/01/2013
Print Headline: HELPFUL HINTS