Question by  Nickie (24)

What are remedies to altitude sickness?

I will be traveling to the mountains soon and want to prevent myself from becoming sick, what can I do?


Answer by  scarywoodwitch (158)

Ask your doctor about Diamox. It is a prescription medication first given for glaucoma, but it was realized that it also worked with high altitude sickness, it is often prescribed for this purpose. Dramamine is over the counter and also works. Its usually in the same aisle as Benadryl.


Answer by  TwoToneDodge (2204)

Lemon and ginger soda can often reduce the illnesses that come with higher altitudes. Keep hydrated and keep ibuprofen and other medications like that handy. Be sure to eat food that is easily digestible. Avoid a lot of physical activity. Try to rest and keep things easy. The less you move around the more time your body has to adapt.


Answer by  Nimi (31)

In high altitude oxygen enrichment can help prevent altitude sickness. Drinking lots of water can also help in replacement of fluids lost through breathing of the dry air. At high altitudes rigorous exercises should be avoided. Lemon soda can be used to avoid vomiting. Oily junk food must be avoided.


Answer by  lexi (24)

You need to make sure you drink lots of water and stay hydrated. Make sure to rest as soon as possible once arriving and take a pain reliever.

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