Smoke Inhalation Treatment
Treatment for smoke inhalation may include intravenous fluids, oxygen therapy, and bronchodilator medications. Treatment for severe smoke inhalation may require a ventilator to support breathing. Smoke from a fire may also contain cyanide, leading to cyanide poisoning.
Treatment for smoke inhalation may include:
- Intravenous fluids
- Oxygen therapy
- Humidified air
- Inhalers for wheezing
- Respiratory therapy for smoke inhalation
- Mechanical ventilation:
Medications used as antidotes for cyanide poisoning include:
- Cyanide antidote kit:
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Smoke Inhalation Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of smoke inhalation.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- Do I need to stay in the hospital?
- How long will I be in the hospital?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- Will I need to see my doctor for a checkup?
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