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What's the best treatment to get rid of altitude illness?
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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine
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In brief: Decrease altitude
If one is having altitude or high altitude sickness the best possible treatment is to decrease one's altitude and acclimatize at lower levels until feeling better. Otherwise if not practical and less severe then try resting and hydrating for 24+ hours .
Also one can treat or prophylax with Diamox (acetazolamide) ahead of time...Often this is very helpful as well.

In brief: Decrease altitude
If one is having altitude or high altitude sickness the best possible treatment is to decrease one's altitude and acclimatize at lower levels until feeling better. Otherwise if not practical and less severe then try resting and hydrating for 24+ hours .
Also one can treat or prophylax with Diamox (acetazolamide) ahead of time...Often this is very helpful as well.
Dr. Kevin Considine
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