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. Aaron Milstone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
23 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors