Category: First Aid

Altitude/Mountain Sickness

Altitude sickness is caused due to rapid ascent to higher due to the decreasing amount of oxygen that occurs at high altitudes. For severe symptoms person should see a doctor as soon as possible. While waiting for medical help kindly follow these first aid tips.

First Aid 

  • give oxygen, if possible

  • ensure person is kept warm and well rested

  • plenty of liquids recommended

  • an ibuprofen may work for headache

Seek medical help, if: 

  • symptoms are severe 

  • mild symptoms persist after being back on plains

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