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Are you more likely to drown in salt water or fresh water?

Are you more likely to drown in salt water or fresh water?

Drown: Fresh water. Salt water is much more bouyant than fresh water so it is easier to stay afloat. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Farber
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Drowning (Definition)

Drowning is a condition in which water enters the lungs and causes death ...Read more


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How to differentiate salt water from fresh water pneumonitis?

How to differentiate salt water from fresh water pneumonitis?

Geography: I am presuming you are referring to pneumonitis from drowning; in that case knowing where the patient was found and what water is present there is the trick. Clinically they are similar looking, although salt water victims tend to do better in the long run. ...Read more

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How many different categories of fish allergy exist? Is it salt-water vs. Fresh-water fish?

How many different categories of fish allergy exist? Is it salt-water vs. Fresh-water fish?

No category: There isn't any categorization of allergies between fresh vs salt water fish. Allergy to one fish does not mean you are allergic to all, but may have higher risk of developing such. Shellfish does same thing, but the incidence of allergies to shellfish is higher. Symptoms vary from minor irritation to hives to anaphylactic reaction/shock. Be cautious and consult your doc... Good luck. ...Read more

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Is eating fresh water fish wiser than eating salt water fish becoz of its low sodium content, when u want 2 increase protein intake for bodybuilding?

Is eating fresh water fish wiser than  eating salt water fish becoz of  its low sodium content, when u want 2 increase protein intake for bodybuilding?

NOT really: Sodium content of saltwaterr fish vs. Fish water fish is apron. Equal. Shellfish ( clam, oysters) and crucateans (crabs, shrimp lobsters) has 3-4 x the sodium per dry weight. Unless the fish is pickled (like herring) or actually slated there should be not restriction in a weight builders diet. ...Read more

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Why is rinsing with salt water good?

Why is rinsing with salt water good?

Good cleanser: Rinsing with salt water is a good cleanser. It is soothing and gentle to oral tissues. ...Read more

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Is salt water good for cuts and scraps?

Is salt water good for cuts and scraps?

Clean with water: wash with clean water, dry and apply a simple antibiotic cream will be better, simpler and less stinging ...Read more

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more