Editorial Team- blkpediatricpractice.com
Centre for Child Health
BLK Super Speciality Hospital
- Mild headaches can be treated conservatively with paracetamol or ibuprofen.
- Use ondansetron for vomiting.
- Supplemental oxygen (if available) can be helpful in symptomatic relief even if saturations are normal.
- Acetazolamide, which speeds acclimatization may help in adolescents and adults but for younger patients, it is better for prophylaxis than treatment.
- Dexamethasone is more effective than acetazolamide at rapidly relieving the symptoms of moderate to severe illness.
- Patients should descend, in case of persistent or worsening symptoms despite medications
- Dose of Dexamethasone- 0.15 mg/kg/dose every 6 hrly (max up to 4 mg per dose)
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