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Is there a cure for altitude illness?
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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Come down
The immediate treatment and cure for altitude illness is generally returning to a lower altitude, hydration and oxygen.
Should this progress to more serious things like acute mountain sickness, then hyperbaric field-treatment and immediate evacuation to the hospital for treatment with diuretics and steroids to prevent brain swelling is needed.

In brief: Come down
The immediate treatment and cure for altitude illness is generally returning to a lower altitude, hydration and oxygen.
Should this progress to more serious things like acute mountain sickness, then hyperbaric field-treatment and immediate evacuation to the hospital for treatment with diuretics and steroids to prevent brain swelling is needed.
David Miller
David Miller
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