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What is the best treatment for smoke inhalation?

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Dr. Housam Hegazy
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Housam Hegazy
Dr. Housam Hegazy
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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Respiratory care

If significant smoke inhalation there is always the risk of pneumonia or pneumonitis so you should see your doctor relatively soon likely same day.
Just depends on severity what the treatment will be could just be inhaler treatment or if severe may need to be in hospital for awhile with oxygen and nebulizer treatment and antibiotics.

In brief: Respiratory care

If significant smoke inhalation there is always the risk of pneumonia or pneumonitis so you should see your doctor relatively soon likely same day.
Just depends on severity what the treatment will be could just be inhaler treatment or if severe may need to be in hospital for awhile with oxygen and nebulizer treatment and antibiotics.
Dr. Kevin Considine
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Get away from smoke

Then oxygen for any co intoxication.

In brief: Get away from smoke

Then oxygen for any co intoxication.
Dr. Gutti Rao
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