Treating altitude sickness

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People who have symptoms of altitude sickness should try to rest and not continue ascending until they have properly acclimatised, or even descend.   

If the symptoms do not improve with rest or if any symptoms appear, you should start to descend as soon as possible and go to the nearest healthcare centre.   

Symptoms may improve quickly with descent.   

Available treatments for altitude sickness include:  

Person with Continuous Positive Pressure Device

Supply of oxygen.  

Blue pills

Use of drugs such as dexamethasone or acetazolamide.  

Hyperbaric chamber

Hyperbaric chamber treatment.   


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