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Old February 14th, 2008, 10:57 AM
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Default Ginger candy & sea bands for seasickness

Someone said ginger candy works well for seasickness. Cruisers, what has been your experience with this?

Where do you buy ginger candy and who makes it?

Have any of you used sea bands and do they work?
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Old February 14th, 2008, 01:27 PM
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I have the sea bands but never found them to work for me. I take ginger tea (capsuls with ground ginger that you can put in hot water). What works best for me is Bonine. I take it once a day (chewable) starting the day before we board. Even if feeling fine, I just go ahead and take it each day till we're off.
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Old February 14th, 2008, 01:54 PM
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We have used the sea bands and they work for us. Everyone is different so you should have bonine available as Spuds suggests.
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Old February 14th, 2008, 09:56 PM
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DW uses ginger for airsickness. It works well for her. You can buy it at Henry's market or any health food store. It may be bought at your local supermarket (Ralphs) also. DW likes to buy hers from Henrys market because it's organic.

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Old February 26th, 2008, 05:03 PM
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You can buy ginger in capsules - much easier than making tea or transporting candy. It works quite well, but if you are really prone to motion sickness I would suggest using it in addition to Bonine or Dramamine II, at least until you know how the seas will be running.
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Old February 27th, 2008, 11:26 AM
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I don't suffer from seasickness, but DH does and the bands work quite well for him.
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Old February 28th, 2008, 08:11 PM
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bonine is great!
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Old March 6th, 2008, 04:53 PM
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A friend of mine brings along the ginger candies. She didn't think the bands worked. On one ferry ride back to St Maarten from St Bart's I actually needed one and it really helped. She gets the chewy kind and they're available in most markets. I think she gets hers in a natural food store.

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Old March 13th, 2008, 08:19 AM
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You can get candied ginger from Penzey's spices www.penzeys.com if you can't get it from a local store. Love their products.
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Old March 13th, 2008, 11:22 AM
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the ginger works great for the mild queezies, candy form, cookie form or in soda-only if there is really ginger in it, and not just flavor. Its the remedy that you need to take at the first sign of those queezies. The seabands work very well also.
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