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Old June 12th, 2014, 07:32 PM
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we are cruising to Alaska in a couple weeks and need to know how the sea bands work...can they be left on the whole week? any info would be very helpful. thanks Judy
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They work for very light feelings of discomfort. If you are in truly high seas it is better to take some kind of medicine, but I do like sea-bands for short duration trips with some uncomfortable motion: airplanes, etc.

I am sure they will help if you are prone to the psychological discomfort, like many newbies can be.
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They work for very light feelings of discomfort. If you are in truly high seas it is better to take some kind of medicine, but I do like sea-bands for short duration trips with some uncomfortable motion: airplanes, etc.

I am sure they will help if you are prone to the psychological discomfort, like many newbies can be.
thank you very much. was surprised that you did not leave them on all the time tho. Appreciate you reply...Judy
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Seabands don't really work for alot of people, but if you insist on wearing them, you'll want to put them on at least 3 days in advance of the cruise and keep them on.

I'm not one for chemicals or drugs as they can cause other problems such as dizziness or drowsinesss, so I suggest doing what is most recommended and using ginger pills. They've been proven to work very well for most people, are cheap and readily available, and are not a drug. But again, you need to start taking them at least 3 days before the cruise.

If you wait until you're on the cruise or until you feel seasick to start anything, it'll be too late.

But most of the time, the seas on Alaskan cruises are relatively calm and the ships have all the latest stabilizing devices, so the chances of getting seasick in the first place are relatively rare.

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