Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
126 Doctors are Online

Medicine to carry for high altitudes/ sickness asthmatic allergic to dust - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Asthma and Allergy
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 2406 Questions
User :   Hello !
Doctor :   Hi.
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   Hi Dr. thanks! Just a quick question. I am traveling to Leh-Ladakh next month.
Doctor :   Ok,
User :   I wanted to inquire about the precautions that i need to take before i go there.
User :   what medicine do you suggest for Mountain Sickness / Altitude sickness?
Doctor :   I do not think there is any need to take medicines.
Doctor :   Just concentrate on proper breathing.
User :   I read on a website & lot of people were talking about a tablet called Diamox.
Doctor :   You may have to take anti emitics if you feel vomitting.
User :   Alright! Another problem is i am Asthmatic
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   You should seek medical advise regarding safety.
Doctor :   It can actually cause problems in asthmatics.
Doctor :   You should be having with you all the medicines.
User :   Yeah. that's exactly what i am worried about. i use Asthalin inhaler which i use about twice a day. anything else you can think that i should do?
Doctor :   Inhalers and the tablets whatever you are taking.
Doctor :   You may also carry medicines like salbutomol.
User :   what does Salbutomol do?
Doctor :   It will dilate your air passages and it will make breathing easier.
Doctor :   You may also carry nebuliser if you have it.
User :   oh ok! Nebuliser i think i have it. is salbutomol specifically made for Asthmatics? or is it a general medicine which anyone with breathing problems can consume?
Doctor :   It is usually prescribed for asthmatics. But it can also be used in other lung conditions.
User :   awesome! is there any permanent cure for Asthma?
Doctor :   Not such permanent treatment. The best thing in asthma is to prevent any factor that aggravates asthma.
Doctor :   Like exposing to dust.
User :   Yeah i am very allergic to dust which i avoid as much as i can. Anyways thanks for the advise
User :   it helps
Doctor :   Ok, fine is there anything i may assist you.
User :   nothing else.. thank you so much :)
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
User :   No problem
User :   C ya
Doctor :   Ok, bye for now.
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor