Swollen Brain due to High Altitude Treatment
High altitude cerebral edema is a medical emergency. Treatment for high altitude cerebral edema includes immediate descent to a lower altitude. Additional treatment for high altitude cerebral edema may include oxygen therapy and hyperbaric therapy.
Treatment options for high altitude cerebral edema include:
- Immediate descent to a lower altitude:
- A descent of only 500-1,000 feet may be lifesaving.
- Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors: used to improve acclimatization to altitude
- Medications for nausea and vomiting:
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain:
- Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, NeoProfen)
- Ketoprofen (Actron, Orudis, Oruvail)
- Naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, Aleve)
- Oxygen therapy for high altitude cerebral edema
- Hyperbaric therapy for high altitude illness
Swollen Brain due to High Altitude Drugs
Medications used to treat high altitude cerebral edema include:
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