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Man 04-19-2021 10:47 AM

Sea Sickness + 6yr old...what can I do?
Im taking my son on his first offshore fishing trip next weekend. I personally have to wear a scoplamine patch behind the ear or I will die out there. But I see they are only prescribed for 12 year old and up. Dromamine doesn't work for me and am scared to death this whole trip will be a bust and miserable if he gets sick just relying on kids dromamine. Is there something the doctor can prescribe for 6 year old? Hoping someone on here has been in the situation and found a solution. Thanks in advance.

glen 04-19-2021 10:56 AM

I would say a word but you can give him kids benedryl to try and cut fluid in ears. Dont have him look at small objects and watch horizon. Dont talk about it is biggest factor

Capt.Brown 04-19-2021 11:00 AM

Chances are he won’t get sick, but I agree when you get sick you want to just jump over board! I saw a wrist band thing on outdoor channel this weekend might look into that.

JTCowpoke 04-19-2021 11:20 AM

If he has a pediatrician I would call them and ask.

rvd 04-19-2021 11:52 AM


Originally Posted by JTCowpoke (Post 15577508)
If he has a pediatrician I would call them and ask.

Do this.

I've seen people cut the patch in half also but I'm not an MD.

Dru 04-19-2021 12:00 PM

Take a lime with you. If he starts to feel queasy scratch the outside of the lime and have him smell it.

KNEE DEEP 04-19-2021 12:04 PM

Have him take his shoes, crocs, whatever he’s wearing off. Fish barefoot. Sounds stupid but it works.

panhandlehunter 04-19-2021 12:05 PM

That’s tough. I’ve wanted to take my daughter, but I don’t think I could handle it if she got sick. I’d make the captain head in. Lol. She’s only 5 though. Next weekend is going to be awfully rough, so I’d do whatever you can to, home remedies, dr. whatever you can to keep him from getting sick.

Artos 04-19-2021 12:10 PM

Take him to the park everyday & get him on the swing sets...

dphillips62 04-19-2021 12:14 PM

Drink ginger ale

ACbob 04-19-2021 12:44 PM

Go late summer when it's more calm. If he's miserable, you might have lost him as an off-shore buddy.

glen 04-19-2021 12:44 PM

My kids have fished since they were three. Ive had a kid with me that got sick. Stopped and had them jump in water and just swim around. Works for everyone

wayne 20 04-19-2021 01:00 PM

dive braclets

TeamAmerica 04-19-2021 01:04 PM

I give my 8 and 10 year olds half a tablet of Bonine. No complaints or side effects.

Good luck to you guys!

Nova 04-19-2021 01:14 PM

They make acupuncture bracelets that are supposed to work for sea sickness.

Quackerbox 04-19-2021 01:22 PM

ginger gum and have him look at everything but the rocking boat

sendit 04-19-2021 01:48 PM

Motion sickness affects some people differently. Some get it and some donít. For me I find itís getting worse as I get older. Simply walking across a moving conveyor on an assembly line can make me want to throw up.

Things like Dramamine and anything with ginger can help.
I have used the bracelets/watches that send electrical pulses into your wrist to be the most effective when it comes to being on a boat and getting motion sickness. I was the most skeptical fisherman years ago off the coast of Hawaii when the caption suggested one to me. The thing works like a charm. The charge and timing can be manually set. The one I wear you adjust it on your wrist until the charge is felt in you middle finger. I know this sounds crazy but.......

BayouCat 04-19-2021 02:24 PM

Stay hydrated and cool. The worst thing that can happen out there is getting hot and dehydrated from puking.

sailor 04-19-2021 02:44 PM

I've never been seasick....................
But, I can sure sympathize with those that get it................
I've seen grown men, begging to die...........
Marines, just think they're tough.............

To your question..... Talk with a Dr.......................

Hollywood 04-19-2021 03:01 PM


rvd 04-19-2021 03:20 PM

I'm not sure where you are leaving out of but what I see on my apps for Port A show 4ft+ seas this coming weekend, I would not intentionally take a 6 yr old (or me) out in those seas on any vessel but I admit I've gotten pretty soft in my old age.:)

Hoggslayer 04-19-2021 03:38 PM

Just tell him, "Suck it up buttercup, this is fishing boy". :D

Maybe that's why my son is late for fishing always.

Good luck.

Man 04-19-2021 03:39 PM

Thanks for all the replies guys....I think I am going to rub a lime on his bare feet while he is chewing benadryl enhanced ginger gum and putting bracelets on his arms and ankles.

HotRod Hunter 04-19-2021 05:15 PM

That should cover it Lol

Bluesman 04-19-2021 05:26 PM

Ask the Captain if he can steer the boat.
It's worked for me and my Grandson. Something about having control.

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