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high altitude 8 years 10 months ago #5181

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We are going to UT and Colo for vacation and I am concerned about whether or not the high altitude will affect my 14 yr old who has ITP. doctor said not to worry - but wondered if anyone has experienced problems. Any feedback would be most appreciated.

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Re: high altitude 8 years 10 months ago #5231

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I now live in Arizona, but my family is in Utah @ 7,000 feet and I have to go over both the Wasatch and Unitah Mountains to get to their homes. I have never seen any problems.
"I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened.\" — Mark Twain\\\\\\"Worry is a misuse of the imagination.\" — Dan Zadra

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Re: high altitude 8 years 10 months ago #5310

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thank you !!

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Re:high altitude 8 years 10 months ago #5346

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The only item to note, is that at those altitudes in the west, the humidity level can be down to 10% or less. This dry air leads to everyone, ITP or non who is coming from a more humid environment is more likely to have nose bleeds. I keep AYR nasal saline gel and a few q-tips in my travel bag in case I notice that my sinuses are drying out I can use it to keep them moist.
"I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened.\" — Mark Twain\\\\\\"Worry is a misuse of the imagination.\" — Dan Zadra

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Re:high altitude 8 years 10 months ago #5394

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ok - I will make sure we bring some. Tks. I also asked the resort if they have a humidifier.

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