Asphyxiant Inhalations Overview
What are asphyxiant inhalations?
An asphyxiant is a gas that does not contain oxygen, or a chemical that prevents the body from using oxygen. Breathing an asphyxiant gas is toxic, because the body is starved of oxygen. Chemical asphyxiants, such as carbon monoxide or cyanide, prevent the body from using oxygen.
What are the symptoms of asphyxiant inhalations?
Common symptoms of asphyxiant inhalations include cough, chest pain, and breathing difficulty. Other symptoms include nausea, vomiting, cyanosis and fainting.
How does the doctor treat asphyxiant inhalations?
General measures for asphyxiant inhalations include oxygen and medications to reverse the effects of the asphyxiant.
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