What's the best treatment to get rid of altitude illness?

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.

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What is the best treatment for altitude illness?

Acetazolamide. First get off the mountain. Most climbers at higher altitudes carry a supply of acetazolamide which can cushion some of the symptoms. The most common are dizziness and disorientation, pulmonary problems and hemorrhages of the retina. These can be serious and might prevent further climbing. Read more...
Safe descent. The best treatment for altitude illness or altitude sickness is to decrease one's elevation by at least 1000 ft (quickly and safely.) if symptoms do not improve, one needs to descend another 1000 ft. If one has symptoms of hace (high altitude cerebral edema) or hape (high altitude pulmonary edema) contact search and rescue and arrange for emergent air evacuation. Read more...

Which treatment works the best and fastest for altitude illness?

GET LOWER. When mountain climbing the best treatment for altitude sickness is to get back to lower altitude. Some expert climbers use Diamox (acetazolamide) for prevention and Furosemide (lasix) for pulmonary edema (lung swelling). Prevention is the key to prevent altitude sickness: stay hydrated, ascend slowly. Acclimate overnight. You must recognize the symptoms before getting into trouble. Picture= mt. Adams wa 12, 200'. Read more...