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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Smoke Inhalation (Overview)

Any breathing in (inhalation) of burned materials, including vapors, particulate matter, etc. Tnhalationalinjury maybe difficult to distinguish from thermal inhalation all injury if the smoke was hot.


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What is the definition or description of: smoke inhalation?

What is the definition or description of: smoke inhalation?

Inhaling smoke: Any breathing in (inhalation) of burned materials, including vapors, particulate matter, etc. Tnhalationalinjury maybe difficult to distinguish from thermal inhalation all injury if the smoke was hot. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
30 doctors shared insights

Smoke Inhalation (Overview)

Any breathing in (inhalation) of burned materials, including vapors, particulate matter, etc. Tnhalationalinjury maybe difficult to distinguish from thermal inhalation all injury if the smoke was hot.


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If I got smoke inhalation what would you do?

If I got smoke inhalation what would you do?

Smoke inhalation: We will examin you give you humidified oxygen, bronchodilaters, suction and if indicated endotracheal tube and chest physiotherapy.Treatment depends on the severity of smoke inhalation.If severe case hospitalisation, and nebulised Heparin and acetylecystein, oxygen therapy due to inhalation of carbon monooxide. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of smoke inhalation?

Usually short lived: Smoke inhalation can irritate lung tissue but it's usually short lived. It depends on what was burning though. Certain plastics and rubbers can be toxic when burned and cause more issues. If it last more than a few days, or there is any shortness of breath, chest pain or other severe symptoms, go get checked out. ...Read more

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Can smoke inhalation cause asthma?

Can  smoke inhalation cause asthma?

Possibly: It depends on what you mean. Inhaling virtually any type of smoke will trigger an asthma attack in those whose asthma is not well controlled, and often even in those in whom it is. For a non asthmatic, significant smoke inhalation, such as being in a burning building, can damage the lungs in such a way as to cause asthma. I have a firefighter in my practice on permanent disability for this. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for smoke inhalation?

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 more

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What is the risk of getting damaging smoke inhalation from a bonfire if the wood jumps out and smoke surrounds you but you leave the site after?

How do you feel now?: If you feel better and better as time passes, you are probably alright. If you don't - especially if you feel worse, go to an er or urgent care. You know if your respiratory system is basically strong or not. If not, check it with your doctor even if you feel pretty good so they'll have a record of the incident for future reference. Best! ...Read more

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If I got smoke inhalation what would you do?

Smoke inhalation: We will examin you give you humidified oxygen, bronchodilaters, suction and if indicated endotracheal tube and chest physiotherapy.Treatment depends on the severity of smoke inhalation.If severe case hospitalisation, and nebulised Heparin and acetylecystein, oxygen therapy due to inhalation of carbon monooxide. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: smoke inhalation?

Inhaling smoke: Any breathing in (inhalation) of burned materials, including vapors, particulate matter, etc. Tnhalationalinjury maybe difficult to distinguish from thermal inhalation all injury if the smoke was hot. ...Read more