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Patient stabilizing: Smoke inhalation due to fire can cause three types of injuries including thermal injury to the airways, chemical injury and poisoning due to carbon monoxide or cyanide. The first thing to do is immediate assessment of the patient's airway, breathing, and circulation. After stabilizing the patient then he needs to be treated for each specific type of injury. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Symptoms: pain & irritation in my right lung, jaw, ear, throat, tongue. Dizzy, light sensitivity. What did i inhale and how do I get rid of it?
What special features or mechanisms exist in the respiratory system to prevent a virus from being inhaled?
Not that simple: One Egyptian study indicated "overall mortality rate among patients with inhalation injury was 41.5% (54/130) compared with 7.2% (11/151) among patients without inhalation injury". (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3230152/) The issue is complex. ...Read more