IV Therapy Treatment for Altitude Sickness

It’s hard to enjoy outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking, and more if you have altitude sickness. Mobile IV Nurses specializes in fast and convenient IV therapy for many issues, including high altitude sickness treatment, so you can get back out there and tackle the slopes. 

Effective Altitude Sickness Treatment

IV therapy works well for easing symptoms of altitude sickness. Do electrolytes help with altitude sickness?Absolutely, and each drip IV contains fluids packed with vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes the body needs to feel better. Plus, IV therapy infuses these powerful fluids right into the bloodstream, so they get to work faster than oral medications that need to pass through the digestive system before activating. 

Altitude sickness can be treated with IV fluids from Mobile IV Nurses. We deliver high-quality IV therapy services to your home, hotel room, or other convenient location so you can rest and relax during treatment.

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We recommend a Myers’ Cocktail for relief from Altitude Sickness. The price includes us traveling to your location!
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Altitude Sickness Symptoms

When you’re on a mountain such as Humphreys Peak, Fremont Peak, or Mount Baldy, oxygen and air pressure levels are lower than they are when you’re closer to sea level. That change can result in altitude sickness. You may feel:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • A dizzy or lightheaded sensation
  • Problems sleeping
  • Shortness of breath
  • Lack of appetite
  • Rising heart rate

Your age, weight, and blood pressure can affect the likelihood of developing altitude sickness. Symptoms usually appear soon after you’ve moved from a low to high altitude. The higher up you go, the more likely altitude sickness may occur. And these symptoms can stick around--mild altitude sickness can last up to 36 hours. Altitude sickness may also worsen, causing extreme fatigue and mental confusion, as well as issues with the lungs, heart, or nervous system requiring medical attention. IV fluids for mild altitude sickness offer quick symptom relief.

Of course, you don’t have to go skiing or mountain climbing to experience altitude sickness. Sometimes, just visiting a city with a higher elevation than your body is accustomed to will result in altitude sickness symptoms. In such cases, you may not immediately realize the nature of your ailment. Mild altitude sickness symptoms should respond to mobile IV therapy. 

Avoid getting to the point where you need to go to the hospital by getting IV treatments for altitude sickness as soon as possible.

Benefits of IV Therapy for Altitude Sickness 

The alternatives to IV therapy for altitude sickness are pretty basic. These altitude sickness treatments state that you should stop and rest and avoid climbing any higher. Don’t resume climbing for another 24 to 48 hours after recovery.

Take ibuprofen or a similar non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) if you have a headache. Drink plenty of water. If feeling nauseous, take anti-nausea medication.

That’s all good information and will help someone dealing with altitude sickness. However, drinking lots of water and taking oral medication means the fluids and drugs must pass through your gastrointestinal system. That takes time. If you want to rehydrate and feel better as fast as possible, IV therapy sends fluids and medication directly into your bloodstream. In fact, you may find relief in as little as 30 minutes. If you want, you can start climbing again once you’ve passed the recommended 24 to 48 hours after recovery.

Effective Altitude Sickness Treatment

IV therapy works well for easing symptoms of altitude sickness. Each drip IV contains fluids packed with vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes the body needs to feel better. Plus, IV therapy infuses these powerful fluids right into the bloodstream, so they get to work faster than oral medications that need to pass through the digestive system before activating. 

Altitude sickness can be treated with IV fluids from Mobile IV Nurses. We deliver high-quality IV therapy services to your home, hotel room, or other convenient location so you can rest and relax during treatment. 

Recommended IV for Altitude Sickness

A Myers’ Cocktail with anti-nausea medication is an ideal liquid IV for altitude sickness. The Myers’ Cocktail contains vitamins and minerals, such as B Complex vitamins, vitamin B12, vitamin C, magnesium, zinc and the antioxidant glutathione, which are essential for improving energy levels and fighting fatigue. It’s a powerful combination designed to get you back on your feet fast. 

At Mobile IV Nurses, you have the option to add supplements and medications to your IVs (for an additional fee). We suggest enhancing your Myers’ Cocktail IV with an anti-nausea medication, such as Zofran, which helps with symptom relief so you can get acclimated to the higher altitude. Our staff of medical professionals can help you tailor your IV therapy to your specific needs. This includes using NSAIDs such as Toradol, which is an effective treatment for altitude sickness. Toradol can be added to any IV to further reduce any symptoms you are experiencing from the altitude. 

Schedule an Appointment with Mobile IV Nurses

Don’t let high altitudes get you down. Feel uplifted and energized with IV therapy from Mobile IV Nurses. With locations throughout Arizona, Texas, Colorado and Florida we’re the go-to provider of treatment for altitude sickness. Contact us today to learn more about IV therapy, get details on our different packages, and make an appointment for treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions: IV for Altitude Sickness

1What is IV therapy?
Intravenous, or IV therapy, provides fluids via a drip IV infusion. It is the fastest way to get fluids into the body. The IV goes directly into the bloodstream. Prior to starting the IV, the medical professional will take your medical history, discuss your current symptoms, and perform a brief exam. After seating you in a comfortable position, the IV is inserted into a sanitized section of your arm. The needle is inserted gently into your skin, where it connects with a vein. The needle is used to insert the catheter into the vein and the needle is removed, which is then hooked into the drip line for your IV treatment.
2How long does Mobile IV therapy for altitude sickness take?
Expect your mobile IV therapy for altitude sickness to take between 45-60 minutes. There are several factors that determine the length of infusion including, the particular IV treatment selection, the speed in which your body can tolerate the infusion, and if there are any changes that need to be made during the infusion, such as catheter adjustment.
3Do you accept insurance?
Mobile IV Nurses does not accept insurance at this time. Patients may pay via check, debit or credit cards, HSA and FSA.
4Do you accept tips for IV therapy?
Our dedicated nurse professionals appreciate tips for the good work they do.
Katelyn Rebecca Cameron
Katelyn Rebecca Cameron
2024-06-14
I cannot express my gratitude enough for how amazing Karina is. I am part of a crew for the Race Across the West and our rider (Walt) was in dire need of some fluids and pain management (torodol). I was scrambling trying to figure out his time and where I could find anyone who would be flexible and then I met Karina. Without hesitation she said she would make it work, she came to us and took care of Walt with kindness and understanding. I wish I could bring her along our route. Truly she is an angel and cannot recommend her enough!
Sarah Edwards
Sarah Edwards
2024-06-13
Tiffany is the best!! She is always there for us and is so kind when it comes to giving ivs. I have been using her for years now and I much rather try an Iv first.
Rob Ert
Rob Ert
2024-06-13
Ashley was great. Me and my family caught the flu and I ended up getting extra dehydrated. Instead of going to the lame ER by my house, I called Mobile IV as a last resort. Ashley ended up being our saving grace. She put together a nice mix that helped me get back on my feet so that I could take care of my wife and kid. Next day my wife called Ashley to get her own with the same results. I was so impressed that I went ahead and booked another one the day before returning to work. I highly recommend mobile IV services and nurse Ashley. Also need to mention that she was excellent at setting the IV every time. True pro, great service.
Christina Chafe
Christina Chafe
2024-06-12
Karina was amazing! Professional, kind and extremely knowledgeable! My husband was suffering from altitude sickness. After his IV infusion he felt so much better and we could continue our vacation!
Garrett Monroe
Garrett Monroe
2024-06-09
Monique was great with my dad. Very thorough in checking his vitals and explaining everything she was doing. He has already improved a little bit and she just left 15 min ago. I have a feeling he will request her everytime he is feeling under the weather instead of driving 30 miles to go to the clinic and sit in the waiting room for who knows how long.
Andre Ervin
Andre Ervin
2024-06-09
I had the pleasure of having Tracy as my mobile in home IV nurse. She came right on time and was very informative and helpful! She provided me with a liter of fluid and some supplements as I experienced some dehydration. Prior to the treatment I had a headache, and muscle aches, but after the treatment I took a nap and woke up feeling much better! I would highly suggest Tracy and I will definitely be requesting her services again!
Connie Parra
Connie Parra
2024-06-09
Tiffany M. is the BEST!!! She never disappoints and always is there when I need my IV. I won’t use any other company! Thanks Tiffany- you are awesome!
R P
R P
2024-06-07
I always call Ashley when I don’t feel well, whether I am sick or think I’m getting sick. She always arrives in a short amount of time with a smile and all of her supplies. I may not always know what package to select but I tell her how I feel and what’s going on and she recommends the best solution and treatment. I always feel better by the time she leaves, with the same smile and friendliness she arrived.
Joey Kennedy
Joey Kennedy
2024-06-07
Ashley was great! Showed up quickly and was very kind and helpful.
Anora Tillman
Anora Tillman
2024-06-06
Karina is a knowledgeable & caring practitioner. She set us up with IVs yesterday after another Covid incident- taking great care to weigh the pros & cons of what was available & helping us make informed decisions. We’re already bouncing back & feel so very cared for as always. Thank you Karina!