1 doctor weighed in:

How to differentiate salt water from fresh water pneumonitis?

1 doctor weighed in
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
23 years in practice
171K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors