Family & Travel
QueaseEASE is a great product for adults AND children inflicted with motion sickness when traveling in a car, boat, train, or airplane. It is GREAT for cruise ship passengers as there are NO side effects – leaving the user to ENJOY their vacation without feeling drowsy or uncomfortable. Wherever you are – Relief is just a breath away!
Key Product Features
Created by a medical professional: QueaseEASE was developed for use in hospitals to treat post-operative nausea and is also highly effective for the relief of motion, air and sea sickness.
Pure and Natural: QueaseEASE contains 100% pure and natural therapeutic grade essential oils * formulated to relieve the queasiness associated with motion sickness as well as post-operative recovery, chemotherapy and morning sickness. (spearmint, peppermint, ginger and lavender)
Works by simply breathing the aroma: The molecules from the oils travel the olfactory track to the central nervous system where they interrupt the nausea cycle. Inhalation can be repeated as often as necessary.
Safety: QueaseEASE is immediately effective and safe for all ages. There is virtually no risk of allergic reaction since the aroma is inhaled rather than applied to the skin or ingested as a liquid. QueaseEASE does not cause drowsiness, pose any risk of operating machinery and does not react with alcohol or medications someone may be taking.
Proven effective: QueaseEASE has been proven to treat nausea. In a hospital study at Miles Memorial Hospital in Maine, 67% of patients required no further anti-nausea treatment when QueaseEASE was used. A motion sickness study in Hawaii found that 83% of all users believed it worked for their condition!
Cost: QueaseEASE is far less expensive per dose than other anti-nausea products on the market.
Use: QueaseEASE should be used at the first sign of nausea discomfort. A few deep breaths of the aromatic blend is generally all that’s required to provide relief. There is no risk with continued use.
Product life: QueaseEASE has an indefinite shelf life when the safety seal is unbroken and will last for up to six months after the container has been opened when the cap is replaced after use.
Proven effective: QueaseEASE has been proven to treat nausea. In a hospital study at Miles Memorial Hospital in Maine, 67% of patients required no further anti-emetics when QueaseEASE was used. A motion sickness study in Hawaii found that 83% of all users believed it worked for their condition!
Acute Mountain Sickness
International travel continues to flourish and along with the travel comes the risk of various injuries and illness. With travel being more exotic, American travelers are experiencing more exotic destinations, in a 7-14 day vacation period. Travel destinations to Macchi Picchu and Lake Titicacca are a popular vacation spots and deserve adequate time to acclimatize for a safe enjoyable trip. Most people can adapt to attitude if they take the time. Attitude illness or commonly called, acute mountain sickness (AMS) can be mild or severe requiring evacuation. AMS is a disorder that affects the brain and lungs after travelers ascend to an attitude over 2,500 meters (8,000 feet).
Signs and Symptoms – The hallmark symptom of AMS is headache, dull, throbbing worse in the am and evenings. There is also the presence of one or more symptoms of fatigue, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, and or insomnia. The symptoms can develop within 3-6 hours of ascent and decrease within 36 hours, with rest and when no additional ascent occurs. More serious sequelae of AMS such as HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema) and HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema) can occur and be fatal if ascent is continued and recognized symptoms are not addressed and treated. HAPE affects the lungs, early symptoms are shortness of breath at rest, increased heart rate, severe fatigue, and persistent cough, that starts out dry and progresses to frothy liquid. HACE is the serious form of AMS, with significant swelling in the brain. Signs and symptoms to be alerted to are nausea, vomiting, confusion, irrational behavior, loss of balance. Within a 24 hour period, if treatment is not administer symptoms may progress to coma and or death.
Tips to reduce your risk of attitude illness.
Acclimatize – Ascent to a high elevation to fast is a major cause, of AMS. If you travel greater than 2500 -3,000 meters, you may need 24 to 36 hours of rest without any additional ascent or strenuous activity. If you have the option of arriving 1-2 days earlier this is an excellent option, rest and allow your body to acclimatize. Gradual ascent is ideal.
Hydration- Stay well hydrated, avoid alcohol as this increases dehydration. Nasal gel to keep the nasal membranes moist, Chap Stick for the lips, moisturizer for the skin.
Light meals, and limit the caffeine along with the cocoa tea. Cocoa tea is a stimulant and may increase the effects of AMS by dehydration, insomnia and heart palpations. Limit yourself to 1 cup of cocoa tea and eliminate the evening cup.
See your travel medical specialist, at Passport Health, there is several medications that can be prescribed to help lessen the symptoms of AMS.
If you have problems in the Peruvian areas of Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Machu Piccchu or Jaliano/Puno regions I can highly recommend a Travel Clinic that treats travelers with AMS on a weekly basis. HAMPI Land- they accept all travel and medical insurance and the physician makes house calls to the traveler’s hotel. They can be reached by hotel phone calling 0800101084 or local calls (084) 224575.
Remember listen to your body, rest- stop and take a breath, there is a lot to see but remember your limits and don’t ignore your body signals. AMS affects of 40% of travelers over 10,000 ft, good physical conditioning does not prevent AMS, and age has no barrier.
Submitted by Karen Kluge, RN BSN