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How do you get over decompression sickness?

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Usually from diving

It is the body's response to reduction of pressure without equilibration.
Usually associated with too rapid ascent from depth, it is also called caisson's disease because of the air pressure necessary to keep water excluded in contruction (e.g., deep bridge abuttments).

In brief: Usually from diving

It is the body's response to reduction of pressure without equilibration.
Usually associated with too rapid ascent from depth, it is also called caisson's disease because of the air pressure necessary to keep water excluded in contruction (e.g., deep bridge abuttments).
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Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine

In brief: The short answer

Is re-compression and gradual decompression.
If you are where there is a hyperbaric chamber in a hospital i would recommend you consult them soon. University of maryland has single and i believe multiple place hyperbaric chambers.

In brief: The short answer

Is re-compression and gradual decompression.
If you are where there is a hyperbaric chamber in a hospital i would recommend you consult them soon. University of maryland has single and i believe multiple place hyperbaric chambers.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Recompression

Decompression sickness is treated w 02 initially and then recompressurization as soon as possible.
Hyperbaric chambers are used for this purpose or it can be done in water. 24 hour dan emergency hotline - (919) 684-9111.

In brief: Recompression

Decompression sickness is treated w 02 initially and then recompressurization as soon as possible.
Hyperbaric chambers are used for this purpose or it can be done in water. 24 hour dan emergency hotline - (919) 684-9111.
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